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Glass perfume bottle

Mid Imperial
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Glass; blown
Overall: 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm) Diam.: 2 3/16 x 1 1/4 in. (5.6 x 3.2 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
Rounded rim, folded out, down, over, and in, and smoothed into surface of flaring mouth; cylindrical neck; squat bulbous body; bottom with pushed-in center and traces of pontil mark.
Intact; many pinprick, some large and elongated bubbles, and blowing striations; dulling, iridescence, and patches of thick creamy brown weathering, with some soil encrustation on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5352, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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