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

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.

Ashmolean Museum

Beaumont Street, OXFORD, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH
01865 278000

Opening times

Daily, 10am – 5pm Until 8pm on the last Friday of every month

Exhibitions at Ashmolean Museum

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