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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm) Other: 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm) Diam. of rim: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.49
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
Translucent streaky purple.
Fine, rounded rim with slight upward lip, flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downwards to elongated piriform body, drawn out into a rounded, solid knob.
Broken and repaired with one small hole in neck; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; dulling and pitting, with patches of iridescent weathering on exterior; iridescent weathering and soil encrustation on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5372, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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