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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid or Late Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 3/4in. (19.7cm) Other: 1 3/4in. (4.5cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.41
Not on view
Translucent pale blue-green.
Rim folded out, over, and in, with broad mouth; slender, slightly concave cylindrical neck, tooled in around base; sloping shoulder; straight sides to body, tapering downward; pushed-in bottom with deep kick and trace of pontil scar.
Intact; some bubbles; dulling and iridescence.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Ormidia

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. CIII, 4, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5311, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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