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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 3/8in. (18.7cm) Other: 3 7/8in. (9.8cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.18
Not on view
Candlestick unguentarium.
Colorless with greenish tinge.
Uneven rim folded out and over, forming outer lip; cylindrical neck expanding downward; convex sides expanding sharply out and downward; pushed-in bottom with small central kick surrounded by traces of pontil mark.
Intact; black impurity in rim; brilliant iridescent weathering covering most of surfaces.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. CII, 3, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5319, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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