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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 9/16in. (11.5cm) Diam.: 2 11/16 x 1 1/8 in. (6.8 x 2.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5715
Not on view
Colorless with pale blue green tinge.
Rim folded out, over, and in, forming uneven constriction on one side of mouth; cylindrical neck with tooled indent around base; squat piriform body; thick bottom, slightly concave at center.
Intact; pinprick 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. 5215, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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