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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
1 7/8 x 1 1/16in. (4.8 x 2.6cm) Diameter: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.196
Not on view
Small perfume bottle
Colorless with pale greenish tinge.
Tubular rim, folded out, over, and in; flaring mouth; tall, slightly funnel-shaped neck; sloping shoulder; roughly shaped, four-sided body with shallow indent in each side; pushed-in bottom with traces of pontil mark.
Intact; pinprick and some large bubbles; slight dulling and patches of iridescent weathering, with some soil encrustation.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5707, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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