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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early or Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm) Diam.: 1 5/8 x 13/16 in. (4.1 x 2.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5799
Not on view
Translucent very pale blue.
Rim folded out, slightly down, over, and in; funnel-shaped neck with tooling marks around base; slightly elongated ovoid body; flat bottom.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles; pitting, dulling, and brilliant iridescence, with some remaining patches of creamy white weathering; mouth sealed with soil, and a large quantity of loose soil inside bottle.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5160, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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