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Glass lentoid bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
3 in. (7.6 cm) Diam. of rim: 13/16 in. (2.1 cm) Width: 2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.68
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Uneven, rounded rim; small, flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, tooled in around base; globular, flattened body; small, flattened pad with pontil marks on bottom.
Intact, except for cracked and chipped rim; some bubbles; dulling and faint iridescence on one side; patches of pitting and iridescent weathering on the other.
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. pl. CVI, 1, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5365, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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