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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
2 13/16in. (7.1cm) Other: 2in. (5.1cm) Diam. of rim: 11/16 in. (1.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.63
Not on view
Translucent pale blue.
Rim folded out, over, and in, with jagged upward inner lip; short, cylindrical neck, tooled in around base; convex, sloping shoulder, with horizontal tooling marks below; squat, bulbous body; small, slightly concave bottom. Thick, heavy glass.
Intact; heavy pitting and iridescence, with patches of creamy weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5243, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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