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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early or Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–early 2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 9/16in. (6.5cm) Other: 1 15/16in. (4.9cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.42
Not on view
Colorless with bluish tinge.
Rim folded out, over, and in, with beveled upper surface; cylindrical neck, with slight tooling marks around base; squat, globular body; slightly concave bottom. Fairly heavy, thick glass.
Single horizontal cut groove around upper part of body.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles; dulling and iridescent weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5627, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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