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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
mid-1st–early 2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
3 in. (7.6 cm) Diameter: 2 1/8 x 5/8 in. (5.4 x 1.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.211
Not on view
Translucent yellow green.
Rim folded out, round, and in; cylindrical neck, tooled in around base; slender, elongated piriform body; thick, flattened bottom.
Intact; many bubbles; deep pitting, brilliant iridescent weathering, and dulling.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

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. CV, 9, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5126, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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