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Glass perfume bottle

Early to Mid Imperial
1st–2nd century A.D.
Glass; blown
Overall: 3 3/4in. (9.6cm) Diam.: 13/16 x 3/4 in. (2.1 x 1.9 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
Colorless with pale blue green tinge.
Slanting rim, folded out, over, and in, and pressed unevenly to one side; tall cylindrical neck; small, squat, globular body; pushed-in bottom with traces of pontil mark.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; dulling, pitting, and patches of brilliant iridescent weathering on exterior, soil encrustation and creamy brown weathering on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5111, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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