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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
5 3/4in. (14.6cm) Other: 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm) Diam. of rim: 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.103
Not on view
Translucent pale green.
Uneven rim folded out, round, and in, with thick rounded outer lip; cylindrical neck, expanding downward, tooled in around base; conical body, curving in to flat bottom.
Intact; many bubbles; deep pitting and brilliant iridescence with areas of creamy brown weathering.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali), according to the records following the Atlas.

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. 5107, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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