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Glass bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm) Other: 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm) Diam. of rim: 15/16 in. (2.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.37
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Rim folded out, over, and in, with beveled outer lip; cylindrical neck; bulbous body, tapering downward; small, concave bottom.
Ten slanting, vertical ribs, placed evenly around body, some extending on to neck and all ending on lower part of body.
Intact, except for chip in rim, and hole in side of body; pinprick bubbles; patches of iridescent weathering and pitting; some dulling.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. CIV, 5, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5749, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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