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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 3/4in. (12.1cm) Other: 2 3/8in. (6.1cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.12
Not on view
Candlestick unguentarium.
Colorless with greenish tinge.
Rim folded out, over, and in; cylindrical, slightly concave neck; sides of body expanding downwards; pushed-in bottom with small, central kick, with part of pontil scar.
Intact; bubbles; pitting and brilliant iridescence.
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. 5336, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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