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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
mid–1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; mold-blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 9/16in. (9.1cm) Other: 2 1/4in. (5.7cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.53
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Rim folded out, over, and in, extending into neck on one side of mouth; carinated body, with straight, conical upper side and lower side curving in sharply to raised base disk; flat bottom with central pushed-in knob.
Horizontal lines in relief around upper body; upturned gadroons on lower body; two raised concentric circles on bottom.
Broken around rim and neck, with large area of neck missing; deep pitting and iridescent weathering.
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. CVII, 5, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5262, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2003. "From East to West: The Early Roman Glass Industry." Échanges et commerce du verre dans le monde antique : Actes du colloque de l'Association Française pour l'Archéologie du verre Aix-en-Provence et Marseille 7-9 juin 2001, Danièle Foy and Dr. Marie-Dominique Nenna, eds. no. 7, pp. 342, 346, fig. 1,7, Montagnac: Éditions Monique Mergoil.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2013. "Metropolitan Müzesi, Cesnola Koleksiyonu’nda Yeralan Kıbrıs Cam Eserleri." Anadolu Antik Cam Araştırmaları Sempozyumu, Kaunos/Kbid Toplantıları, 2, C. Gençler Güray, ed. p. 84, Ankara: Bilgin Press.

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