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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 1/4in. (8.3cm) Diam.: 1 13/16 x 7/8 in. (4.6 x 2.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5764
Not on view
Colorless with pale blue tinge.
Rim folded out, over, and in, flattened on top and tooled on one side to form spout; short cylindrical neck, with tooled indent around base; conical body with rounded curve to slightly convex bottom.
Intact; few pinprick bubbles; pitting, dulling. and iridescent weathering, with some soil encrustion on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5174, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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