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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 1/4in. (13.3cm) Other: 2 5/8in. (6.7cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.26
Not on view
Colorless with greenish tinge.
Rim folded out, over, and in, flattened on top; cylindrical neck expanding downward; bulbous body with convex sides; slightly concave bottom.
Intact; many bubbles; pitting, weathering, and brilliant iridescence.
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. 5281, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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