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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/16 in. (15.4 cm) diameter 3 1/16 in. (7.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.7
Not on view
Candlestick unguentarium.
Colorless with greenish tinge.
Uneven rim folded out, over, and in, with lopsided mouth; slender, concave neck; sides of wide body expanding sharply outward; pushed-in bottom with central kick surrounded by traces of pontil scar.
Broken on neck and repaired; hole around lower part of neck; bubbles; deep pitting and 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. 5334, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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