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Glass fusiform bottle fragment

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Other: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm) Length: 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.72
Not on view
Colorless with pale greenish yellow tinge.
Fusiform body, curving in and then expanding slightly to thick, rounded bottom.
Broken and repaired fragment, missing top half of body and rim; few bubbles; dulling and many patches of deep, iridescent weathering. Soil encrusted on interior.
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. CV, 7, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5150, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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