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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm) Diam.: 2 1/4 x 1 1/8 in. (5.7 x 2.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5711
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Rim folded out, over, and in; flaring mouth; tall cylindrical neck with slight indent around base; elongated piriform body; bottom concave at center.
Intact; many pinprick and a few larger bubbles; dulling and iridescence on exterior; patches of soil encrustation and iridescent weathering on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5104, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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