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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm) Other: 2 3/4in. (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:
74.51.99
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Rim folded out, over, and in, flattened on top and into mouth; cylindrical neck expanding downward and tooled in around base; conical body with convex sides; thick, rounded bottom. Fairly thick and heavy glass.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles; dulling, iridescence, and faint weathering. Soil encrusted on interior.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

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, 5, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5212, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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