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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
4 3/4in. (12.1cm) Other: 2 1/16in. (5.2cm) Diam. of rim: 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.58
Not on view
Translucent pale yellow green.
Plain, rounded rim; flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding slightly downward and with tooling grooves around base; elongated conical body with convex sides; slightly concave bottom.
Intact; a few bubbles and black impurities; patches of dulling and weathering; iridescence.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali), according to the records following the Atlas.

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. XCIX, 3, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5197, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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