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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 1/16in. (17.9cm) Other: 2 5/8in. (6.7cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.86
Not on view
Translucent pale blue-green.
Rim folded out, over, and in, with beveled upper surface and rounded lip around mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downward and slightly tooled in around base; broad, piriform body; convex bottom, slightly flattened at center. Fairly thick and heavy glass.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles; deeply pitted and weathered, with brilliant iridescence on most of surface.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5214, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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