Wilshere Collection by Unknown Artist

The collection consists of 34 fragments of gold-glass and 23 sculptured reliefs and inscriptions.


Gold-glass & marble
Various dimensions
Art Fund grant:
£85,000 ( Total: £250,000)
Acquired in:
Governors of Pusey House

The objects were originally from Roman catacombs and display a wide variety of Christian, Jewish and pagan themes. Highlights include a relief showing a banqueting scene and a bowl fragment depicting scenes from the life of Christ.


Collection of Charles Willes Wilshere (19814-1906); Pusey House; on loan to the Ashmolean Museum from 1975.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

Entry details

Permanent collections are free to all
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