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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: 3 3/8 x 1 1/4 x 3/4 in. (8.6 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5831
Not on view
Translucent deep blue green.
Rim folded out, over and in, with beveled upper surface; cylindrical neck, with tooling indent around base; conical body, curving in to bottom, with deep, jagged pontil scar.
Intact; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; deep pitting, dulling, and patches of brilliant iridescence on exterior, soil encrustation and limy weathering on inside of neck and mouth.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5402, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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