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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 13/16in. (17.3cm) Other: 4 7/16in. (11.3cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.15
Not on view
Candlestick unguentarium.
Colorless with greenish tinge.
Partially tubular rim, unevenly folded out in broad, horizontal lip, turned in, and pressed into top of mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downward and tooled in around base; convex sloping sides to body; pushed-in bottom.
Intact; few bubbles; 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. 5342, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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