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Glass perfume bottle

Mid Imperial
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Glass; blown
Overall: 6 1/16 in. (15.4 cm) Diam.: 3 7/8 x 1 5/8 in. (9.8 x 4.1 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
Large candlestick unguentarium.
Translucent pale blue green.
Tubular rim folded out, over, and in; flaring mouth; tall cylindrical neck, expanding downwards; very narrow horizontal shoulder; squat bulbous body, expanding downwards; broad, concave bottom.
Intact; many pinprick and a few larger bubbles; dulling and iridescence on exterior; soil encrustation and iridescent weathering on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5303, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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