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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 7/8in. (17.5cm) Other: 3 1/2in. (8.9cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.91
Not on view
Translucent blue-green.
Thick rim folded out, over, and in, with beveled upper surface; cylindrical neck, expanding downward, with tooling marks around base; squat, bulbous body, with convex sides; concave bottom.
Intact; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; deeply pitted and weathered, with brilliant iridescence on most of surface.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Ormidia

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. 5279, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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