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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 3/4in. (12cm) Diam.: 2 9/16 x 1 1/16 in. (6.5 x 2.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5725
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Rim folded out, over, and in; cylindrical neck; piriform body; small, flat bottom.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; deep pitting and brilliant iridescence, with creamy enamel-like weathering around rim and top of neck.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5211, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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