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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm) Diam.: 2 3/16 x 1 1/4 in. (5.6 x 3.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5777
Not on view
Colourless.
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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