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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 3/4in. (17.2cm) Other: 3 3/8in. (8.6cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.17
Not on view
Candlestick unguentarium.
Translucent pale green, with large purplish streak in body and lower part of neck.
Thick rim folded out, over, and in; slightly concave, cylindrical neck, tooled in around base; convex sides to body, curving out and downward; slightly concave bottom with off-center pontil scar. Spiral tooling grooves on body. Thick-walled and heavy.
Intact; many bubbles; dulling, deep waethering, and faint iridescence.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5314, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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