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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 1/2in. (6.4cm) Other: 1 15/16in. (4.9cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.56
Not on view
Translucent greenish yellow.
Rim folded over and in to horizontal mouth; short, cylindrical neck, tapering downward; piriform body; small, slightly concave bottom. Thick, heavy glass.
Intact; many bubbles and striations; pitting and weathering, with dulling and faint iridescence.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5222, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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