Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object

Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 5/16in. (16.1cm) Other: 2 5/8in. (6.7cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.20
Not on view
Translucent bluish green.
Uneven rim folded out, over, and in, and pressed flat on top and into mouth; cylindrical neck expanding downward, tooled in around base; bell-shaped body; concave bottom.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles; some pitting and patches of iridescent weathering.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Ormidia

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5308, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Related Objects

Glass jug

Date: 1st half of 1st century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 17.194.226 On view in:Gallery 166

Glass jug

Date: late 1st–2nd century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 81.10.13 On view in:Gallery 171

Glass bottle with marvered trails

Date: 1st century A.D. or later Medium: Glass Accession: 1972.118.181 On view in:Gallery 171

Glass perfume bottle

Date: early to mid-1st century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 37.128.7 On view in:Gallery 171

Glass perfume bottle

Date: 1st–2nd century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 74.51.33 On view in:Gallery 171