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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early or Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
6 1/16in. (15.5cm) Other: 3 11/16in. (9.4cm) Diam. of rim: 1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.25
Not on view
Translucent blue green.
Uneven rim folded out, over, and in, and pressed flat on top causing constriction in mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding slightly downward with tooling marks around its base; bulbous body; curving bottom, flat at center.
Intact; some larger and pinprick bubbles; pitting, dulling, and iridescence; patches of enamel-like weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5264, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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