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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm) Other: 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm) Diam. of rim: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.43
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Rim folded out, over, and in, with uneven outer lip; cylindrical neck, expanding downward; bulbous body; slightly flattened bottom.
Ten slanting, vertical ribs, in sharp relief but of unequal length around body.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; patches of thick, creamy weathering, iridescence, and 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, 2, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5748, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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