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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 1/8in. (10.5cm) Diam.: 1 7/8 x 3/4 in. (4.8 x 1.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5768
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Rim folded out, over, and in, flattened on upper surface; tall cylindrical neck, expanding downwards and with tooled indents around base; ovoid body; small, concave bottom.
Complete, except for weathering chip in rim; pinprick bubbles and some glassy inclusions on body; pitting, dulling, and iridescent weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5141, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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