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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
2 15/16in. (7.4cm) Other: 2in. (5.1cm) Diam. of rim: 1 5/16 in. (3.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.79
Not on view
Colorless with pale yellow green tinge.
Rim tooled out horizontally, folded over and in, and pressed into lopsided, flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downward; bulbous body; kick in bottom with trace of pontil scar.
Intact; many bubbles; dulling and deep pitting; patches of brilliant iridescence and of thick, creamy weathering.
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. XCVII, 4, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5357, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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