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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) Diameter: 1 5/8 x 3/4 in. (4.1 x 1.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.198
Not on view
Colorless with pale blue green tinge.
Rim folded out, over, and in; slightly funnel-shaped, cylindrical neck, with faint tooling marks around base; piriform body; flat bottom.
Two roughly horizontal ridges (marvered trails?) around upper body.
Broken and repaired; half of rim missing; three holes in body and bottom, and numerous cracks; many pinprick and small bubbles; dulling and iridescent weathering; patches of thick, enamel-like weathering remaining on rim and top of neck.
Very thin, extremely weathered glass.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5175, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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