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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm) Diam.: 1 1/4 x 3/4 in. (3.2 x 1.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5814
Not on view
Colorless, with slight blue-green tinge.
Rim folded out, down, over, and in, with beveled upper surface and slight verticla lip above mouth; short cylindrical neck, tooled in around base; elongated globular body; small rounded but slanting bottom.
Intact; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; dulling and iridescence on exterior, soil encrustation and creamy weathering around mouth, and patches of iridescent weathering on interior.
From Cyprus

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. CVI, 5, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5367, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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