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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
1 9/16 × 15/16 in. (4 × 2.4 cm) Diam. of rim: 9/16 in. (1.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.166
Not on view
Small perfume bottle
Translucent pale blue green.
Rim folded out, over, and in; slightly flaring mouth; tall cylindrical neck, with tooling marks around base; convex sloping shoulder with tooling marks below; squat bulbous body; small flattened bottom.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles; dulling and slight pitting; iridescent weathering on rim and interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5249, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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