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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 3/16in. (5.6cm) Diam.: 1 1/16 x 15/16 in. (2.7 x 2.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5808
Not on view
Small unguentarium.
Translucent light yellow brown.
Rim folded out, over, and in; flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, tapering downwards with tooled indent around base; conical body with slightly convex sides; flattened bottom.
Intact, except for chip in rim; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; dulling, pitting and iridescent weathering, with some soil encrustation on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5162, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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