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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
6 1/16in. (15.5cm) Other: 2 13/16 in. (7.2 cm) Diam. of rim: 1 9/16 in. (3.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.84
Not on view
Colorless (?).
Uneven rim, folded out, round, and in, and pressed into flaring mouth; tall, cylindrical neck, expanding downward, tooled in around base; squat, bulbous body, with convex sides; concave bottom.
Intact, except for holes around mouth and top of neck; pinprick bubbles; deeply pitted and weathered, with brilliant iridescence on most of surface.
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. C, 4, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5300, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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