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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
late 1st–mid-2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
6 3/16 in. (15.7 cm) Other: 3 7/16in. (8.7cm) Diam. of rim: 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.85
Not on view
Colorless with pale blue green tinge.
Thick, tubular rim, folded out, over, and in; cylindrical neck, expanding downward and tooled in around base; bulbous body with convex sides; concave bottom.
Intact; many bubbles; some pitting and dulling; patches of creamy and iridescent weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5310, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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