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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
7 7/8in. (20cm) Other: 2 13/16 in. (7.2 cm) Diam. of rim: 1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.97
Not on view
Colorless with pale yellow green tinge.
Thick, rounded, and slanting rim, folded unevenly out, down, over, and in, with fairly broad collar to mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downward and tooled in around base; elongated piriform body; pushed-in bottom with kick.
Intact, except for crack in side of body; elongated and pinprick bubbles; dulling and deep iridescent weathering; encrustation under rim; remains of black enamel-like weathering on bottom.
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. CIII, 5, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5294, p. 509, 511, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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