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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 1/16 in. (15.4 cm) Diam.: 3 1/2 x 1 5/16 in. (8.9 x 3.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5720
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Rim folded out, over, and in, flattened on top and forming slight constriction to mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding slightly downwards, with tooled indent around base; bulbous body; flat bottom.
Intact; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; dulling, pitting, and iridescent weathering, with soil encrustation on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5271, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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