Portland Vase [Reverse Detail]

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Marie-Lan Nguyen
published on 05 February 2014

A detail from the celebrated Portland Vase, one of the finest examples of Roman glassware. The vase was made during the reign of Augustus (27 BCE - 14 CE) and displays gemcutting techniques used to create a cameo-like depiction of the marriage of Peleus and Thetis from Greek mythology. (British Museum, London).

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