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Glass bottle

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–early 2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 1/8in. (20.7cm) Other: 3 1/16in. (7.7cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.71
Not on view
Translucent pale blue-green.
Collared rim, with vertical, rounded lip; slender, cylindrical neck, tooled in around base; piriform body; concave bottom.
Wheel-abraded decoration on body in horizontal bands; single fine line at top, then band of two fine lines flanking a broader groove, two more fine lines, and a single fine line at point of greatest diameter.
Broken and repaired around body with two small holes in side; some elongated, large, and pinprick bubbles; patches of enamel-like weathering and iridescence.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5626, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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