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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
4 7/8in. (12.5cm) Other: 2 7/16in. (6.1cm) Diam. of rim: 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4
Not on view
Candlestick unguentarium.
Colorless with greenish tinge.
Rim folded out, over, and in; short, flaring mouth; slender, tall, slightly concave neck; horizontal shoulder; sides of body expanding downwards; pushed-in bottom; circular pontil scar at center of bottom.
Intact; some bubbles; deep 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. CII, 2, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5338, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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