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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Other: 6 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (17.1 x 9.5 x 3.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.19
Not on view
Candlestick unguentarium.
Colorless with bluish tinge.
Tubular rim folded out, over, and in; cylindrical neck flaring downward; convex body, curving out and sharply downward; pushed-in bottom with central kick.
Broken and repaired on body with small hole in edge at base; many bubbles and blowing striations; pitting, iridescence, and patches of creamy brown weathering.

Colorless blown glass "candle-stick" vase with very long neck and wide base.
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. 5322, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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