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Glass bottle shaped like a bird

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
2 13/16 × 1 13/16 in. (7.1 × 4.6 cm) Length: 4 11/16 in. (11.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.205
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Cylindrical neck, flaring at top and merging at bottom with rounded, stylized body of a bird, tapering to form tail; pushed-in bottom.
Broken and repaired, with rim and top of neck missing, three holes in body, and broken end to tail; many bubbles; dulling, faint iridescence, and light creamy weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5623, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2013. "Metropolitan Müzesi, Cesnola Koleksiyonu’nda Yeralan Kıbrıs Cam Eserleri." Anadolu Antik Cam Araştırmaları Sempozyumu, Kaunos/Kbid Toplantıları, 2, C. Gençler Güray, ed. p. 86, Ankara: Bilgin Press.

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