Roman Cameo Glass in the British Museum

    SKU: cmc22670

    £30.00 Members' price *


    Cameo glass represents the ultimate achievement in Roman luxury glass, and the British Museum has the world's largest and finest collection.

    This publication presents the collection in its entirety for the first time. Each piece is illustrated in colour and line drawing, with full description and discussion. It also presents the results of a new research.

    Presented are over seventy pieces, including two of only a dozen surviving complete cameo glass vessels: the celebrated Portland Vase, the greatest surviving example of Roman cameo glass, and the Auldjo Jug, each with its complex and intriguing history. The catalogue, begun by Veronica Tatton-Brown and William Gudenrath of the Corning Museum of Glass, has been revisited and enhanced by Paul Roberts of the British Museum and David Whitehouse and William Gudenrath of the Corning Museum of Glass.

    The authors construct a comprehensive context, using archaeological, technological, iconographic and typological evidence to look at the origins of cameo glass and its place in contemporary Roman art and craftsmanship. They also propose a relative and absolute chronology for cameo glass, and suggest possible models for the organisation of the workshop(s) that produced it.


    Veronica Tatton-Brown was a curator at the British Museum until her retirement due to ill- health. Paul Roberts is the Senior Roman curator in the Department of Greece and Rome at the British Museum. David Whitehouse and William Gudenrath, specialists in the history and technology of glass are, respectively, Executive Director and Director of the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York State.


    Product code: cmc22670
    Details: A comprehensive guide to the British Museum's collection of Roman cameo glass
    Exhibition: Pompeii and Herculaneum
    World culture: Ancient Rome
    Title: Roman Cameo Glass in the British Museum
    Authors: Veronica Tatton-Brown, Paul Roberts, David Whitehouse and William Gudenrath
    ISBN: 9780714122670
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112 pages
    Size: 30cm x 20cm x 1cm
    llustrations: Approx. 150 colour illustrations and 16 pages of line drawings
    Weight: 0.625kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    Every purchase supports the Museum

    Delivery & returns

    Delivery charges for the rest of the world: are calculated depending on the weight (kg) and destination of the order.

    Estimated Delivery times:
    UK and Europe: 5 - 10 working days.
    Rest of the world: 10 to 28 working days.

    For more information, please see our full Delivery policy here

    If for any reason you are not entirely happy with books and other products purchased from the shop, we will refund the value of the goods supplied. Please contact Customer Services directly on 0800 218 2222 (or from abroad on +44 (0)20 7079 0970) for individual advice.

    Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges on pierced earrings for hygiene reasons, unless they are faulty.

    For more information, please see our full Returns policy here