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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 1/4in. (13.3cm) Other: 3 1/4in. (8.3cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.76
Not on view
Translucent pale blue-green.
Rim folded out, over, and in, with broad mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downward and deeply tooled in around base; slightly elongated bulbous body; pushed-in bottom with deep kick and trace of pontil scar.
Intact, except for crack in body and bottom, and small hole in side; many bubbles; deep pitting and iridescent weathering.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Ormidia

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. CIII, 5, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5296, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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