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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.99
Not on view
Uncertain (colorless with yellow green tinge?).
Rim folded out, down, round, and pressed into mouth; tall cylindrical neck, expanding downwards; broad, bell-shaped body; concave bottom.
Intact; some bubbles; dulling, surfaces covered with weathering and iridescence.
Until 1881, collection of Jules Charvet, Le Pecq, Île-de-France; 1881, purchased from J. Charvet by Henry G. Marquand; acquired in 1881, gift of Henry G. Marquand.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. pp. 215-6, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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