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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm) Diam.: 3 x 1 3/8 in. (7.6 x 3.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5710
Not on view
Colorless with pale blue green tinge.
Uneven rim folded out, over, and in, with beveled outer edge; broad, flaring mouth; tall cylindrical neck, expanding downwards with tooling marks around base and on small horizontal shoulder; conical body with convex sides; concave bottom.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles; deep pitting, dulling, and brilliant iridescent weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5299, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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