After the Museo Sacro at the Vatican, the British Museum holds the most extensive and important collection of Early Christian and Late Antique gold glass in Europe and the United States. With the last publication of the British Museum’s collection in 1901, this publication not only brings the collection up-to- date, but offers a radical reinterpretation of technical practices, workshop practices, location and distribution. This is the first study to differentiate workshops on the basis of detailed iconographic analyses of individual pieces of gold glass both in the British Museum and the Vatican.
•Provides new insights into Early Christian iconography
•Will appeal to specialists and non-specialists as well as museums and collectors
•Includes a full catalogue of the British Museum’s collection with beautiful colour illustrations.