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Glass perfume bottle

Mid or Late Imperial
2nd–4th century A.D.
Glass; blown
Overall: 4 5/16 in. (11 cm) Diam.: 2 3/16 x 1 1/4 in. (5.6 x 3.2 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
Color uncertain, appering black.
Broad, slanting rim, folded out, over, and in, flattened on top, forming irregular oval mouth; uneven, tall, cylindrical neck; lo, concial body; flattened bottom with central deep kicck and pontil scar.
Intact; many irregular tooling marks and indents; dulling, some pitting, and faint whitish iridescent weathering.
Heavy, thick-walled bottle.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5396, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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