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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
1 5/8 x 1 1/8in. (4.1 x 2.8cm) Diam. of rim: 1/2 in. (1.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.170
Not on view
Small perfume bottle
Translucent turquoise greenish blue.
Unworked, plain rim; flaring mouth; slightly funnel-shaped neck, tooled in around base; squat piriform body; slightly concave bottom with traces of a large, circular pontil mark.
Intact, except for small chip in rim; pinprick bubbles; dulling, some pitting, and patches of creamy iridescent weathering on interior.
From Cyprus

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. LXXVII,13, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5232, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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