Portland Vase [Reverse Detail]

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Mark Cartwright
by Marie-Lan Nguyen
published on 05 February 2014
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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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Nguyen, M. (2014, February 05). Portland Vase [Reverse Detail]. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2299/portland-vase-reverse-detail/

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Nguyen, Marie-Lan. "Portland Vase [Reverse Detail]." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 05, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2299/portland-vase-reverse-detail/.

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Nguyen, Marie-Lan. "Portland Vase [Reverse Detail]." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 05 Feb 2014. Web. 27 Oct 2021.