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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 15/16in. (10cm) Other: 1 7/8in. (4.8cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.32
Not on view
Translucent light blue.
Rim folded out, over, and in with beveled top; cylindrical neck, tooled in at base; sloping sides to body expanding downward and then curving in to small, flat bottom.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles; pitting, dulling, and severe iridescent weathering.
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. 5147, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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