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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 9/16 x 3/4 in. (4 x 1.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.201
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Rim folded out, over, and in; slightly funnel-shaped, cylindrical neck, with faint tooling marks around base; piriform body; slightly convex bottom.
Intact; many pinprick and small bubbles, with blowing striations; dulling and faint iridescent weathering, with small areas of pitting on exterior; soil encrustation and weathering on neck and side of body 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. XCIX, 4, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5186, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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