- Museum number
Bottom of a drinking vessel or bowl, with foot-rim; glass; gilded decoration; busts of St Peter and St Paul side by side, their faces towards each other; above and between them stands a small figure of Christ extending both arms, each hand holding a wreath over the head of an apostle; the saints wear mantles fastened at the breast with circular brooches, their names behind their heads; round the border an inscription.
- Production date
Diameter: 105 millimetres
Weight: 59 grammes
Depth: 7 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Published: Exh. cat., Glass of the Caesars, Milan, 1987, no 160
- Bibliographic references
Dalton 1901 / Catalogue of Early Christian Antiquities and Objects from the Christian East in the Department of British and Medieval Antiquities and Ethnography of the British Museum (636)
Vopel 1899 / Die altchristlichen Goldgläser (333)
Garrucci 1858 / Vetri Ornati di Figure in Oro trovati nei Cimiteri dei Christiani Primitivi di Roma (tav.XII, fig.4, p.34)
Morey 1959 / The Gold-Glass Collection of the Vatican Library (no.314, p.54, pl.XXIX)
Howells 2015 / A Catalogue of the Late Antique Gold Glass in the British Museum (p.14-15, p.20, p.25, p.30, p.31, table.1, p.34, table.4, p.37, table.6, p.39, p.48, p.61, p.69, p.70, p.71-88, p.75, p.78, p.79-84, p.79-80, p.79, pl.46, p.163) (Cat.10)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2021-2022 Aug - Oct, China, Suzhou Museum, 'Rome; City & Empire'
2018-2019 20 Sep-04 Feb, Canberra, National Museum of Australia, 'Rome; City &Empire'
2018 23 Feb – 22 Apr, Nashville, Frist Art Museum, 'Rome; City &Empire'
2011 23 June-9 Oct, London, BM, Treasures of Heaven
2007 2 Jun-4 Nov, Germany, Trier, Bischöfliche Dom und Diözesanmuseum, Constantine the Great
1988 30 Sep-1989 6 Jan, Italy, Rome, Museo Capitolino, Glass of the Caesars
1988 15 Apr-26 Jul, Germany, Cologne, Römisch-Germanisches Museum, Glass of the Caesars
1987 18 Nov-1988 15 Mar, London, British Museum, Glass of the Caesars
1987 25 Apr-19 Oct, USA, Corning, Corning Museum of Glass, Glass of the Caesars
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number