Thetis, Portland Vase

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Mark Cartwright
by Jastrow
published on 30 July 2013
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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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