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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm) Diam.: 2 1/4 x 15/16 in. (5.7 x 2.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5707
Not on view
Translucent blue.
Rim folded out, over, and in; irregular flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downwards, with tooling marks around base; elongated piriform body; pushed-in bottom.
Intact; many bubbles and blowing striations; creamy brown weathering and iridescence.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5103, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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