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Glass lentoid bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 3/16in. (8.2cm) Other: 1 1/16in. (2.7cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.67
Not on view
Colorless.
Knocked-off rim, slightly folded out, over, and in on one side; funnel-shaped neck, tooled in around base; globular, flattened body; small, flat bottom, with trace of pontil scar.
On one side, indented, eliptical grooves.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; dulling, slight iridescence, and brownish enamel-like weathering.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5366, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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