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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 15/16in. (10cm) Other: 2 11/16in. (6.8cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.40
Not on view
Colorless with bluish tinge, with same color trail.
Rim folded out, down, over, and in; flaring mouth; neck expanding downward, joining imperceptibly with globular body; rounded bottom.
Fine, unmarvered spiral trail from base of neck to bottom in 13 turns.
Intact, except for parts of trail on upper part of body, and crack in neck; bubbles; thick enamel-like weathering, iridescence, and pitting.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5743, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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