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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
4 7/8 × 1 15/16 in. (12.5 × 4.9 cm) Diam. of rim: 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5765
Not on view
Colorless with pale blue tinge.
Rim folded out, over, and in, flattened on top with irregular opening to mouth; cylindrical neck, with tooling marks around base; tall conical body with rounded curve to slightly concave bottom.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles, blowing striations, and a few glassy inclusions; deep pitting and iridescent weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5154, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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