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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
late 1st–mid-2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
5 11/16in. (14.4cm) Other: 2 5/8in. (6.7cm) Diam. of rim: 1 in. (2.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.51
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Rim folded out, over, and in, with uneven lip around mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downward; squat, bulbous body; slightly convex bottom.
Intact; many bubbles; thick, creamy weathering on interior; dulling and iridescent weathering on exterior.
From Cyprus

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

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5277, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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