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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H. 6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm) diameter 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5
Not on view
Candlestick unguentarium.
Colorless with greenish tinge.
Flaring, downturned rim; cylindrical neck, flaring downward; sides of wide, flat body expanding sharply outward; pushed-in bottom with central shallow kick.
Intact, except for part of rim; some bubbles; deep pitting and brilliant iridescent weathering.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5321, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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