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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
1 3/8 x 5/8in. (3.5 x 1.6cm) Diam. of rim: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.165
Not on view
Small perfume bottle
Translucent blue.
Rim folded out, over, and in; flaring mouth; cylindrical but slightly concave neck; lobsided sloping shoulder; roughly squared body with two indented sides; kick in bottom with traces of round pontil mark.
Intact; many bubbles and some white gritty inclusions; slight pitting and patches of iridescent weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5700, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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