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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
5 1/16in. (12.8cm) Other: 2 5/8in. (6.7cm) Diam. of rim: 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.87
Not on view
Colorless with pale blue green tinge.
Rim folded out, over, and in, and flattened on top, with inner lip forming partial constriction to mouth; slightly funnel-shaped, cylindrical neck, with tooling marks around base; piriform body; thick, rounded bottom.
Broken in many pieces, but rim and neck, and bottom remain complete; many bubbles; deep pitting and iridescent weathering; some gritty encrustation on interior.
From Cyprus

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. XCIX, 2, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5179, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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