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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 11/16in. (19.5cm) Other: 2 1/8in. (5.5cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.55
Not on view
Colorless with blue-green tinge.
Plain, rounded rim; flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downward and tooled in around base; elongated conical body with convex sides; flat bottom.
Intact; some bubbles; dulling, with patches of 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. p. 509, 511, pl. XCIX, 1, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5102, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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