Bowl Base with Saints Peter and Paul Flanking a Column with the Christogram of Christ

Date: late 4th century

Culture: Byzantine

Medium: Glass, gold leaf

Dimensions: Overall: Diam. 3 7/8 x 1/4 in. (9.9 x 0.6 cm)

Classification: Glass-Gold glass

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1916

Accession Number: 16.174.3


Saints Peter and Paul, identified by the inscriptions in Latin, are shown with the short curly hair and pointed beard typically associated with each man. According to Christian tradition, they were both martyred in Rome.