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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 5in. (12.7cm) Diam.: 2 1/16in. (5.2cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.34
Not on view
Colorless with greenish tinge.
Flaring rim with slight fold to outer edge; tall, cylindrical neck, tooled in at base; sloping, convex sides to body expanding downward and then curving in to small, slightly concave bottom.
Broken around mouth, with two-thirds of rim missing; pinprick bubbles; iridescent weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5157, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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