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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H. 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm) diameter 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2
Not on view
Translucent pale bluish green.
Tubular rim unevenly folded out, over and in; cylindrical neck expanding slightly downward, with horizontal tooling groove around base; squat, bulbous body; slightly concave base.
Intact; many bubbles; pitting and iridescent weathering.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. C, 4, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5240, pp. 509, 511, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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