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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (14.6 x 8.3 x 3.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5836
Not on view
Candlestick unguentarium.
Colorless.
Rounded rim, pressed into sides of flaring mouth; tall cylindrical neck, flaring slightly downward; sides of wide, flat body expanding sharply outward; broad, pushed-in bottom with central circular pontil mark.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; deep pitting, dulling, and brilliant iridescence with patches of creamy brown weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5337, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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