The golden glass collection of the Vatican Museums is amongst the most remarkable worldwide; and these pieces belong to the most precious glass productions of the late ancient ages. A reﬁned technique allowed the creation of glass pottery, mostly plates and bowls, which were decorated with representations made in gold leaf that were set into two layers of glass.
The majority of these artifacts were found within the Roman catacombs, where they were ﬁxed to the ﬁnishing mortar of the cemetery plots. For the most part, they are decorated with features and subjects of the Christian ﬁgurative repertoire: biblical and theological themes like the traditio legis, the concordia apostolorum and representations of saints and martyrs. Moreover, there were also family portraits and representations of pagan mythology and Jewish tradition. The restoration intervention, planned for 2017, aims to restore eighteen of these very important relicts and to research a more adequate preservative system to be carried out in speciﬁc containers. Moreover, in 2018 there will be an intervention concerning another core of golden glass artifacts; these still have to be deﬁned, as well as other glass objects.