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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 9 15/16 in. (25.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.102
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent blue green.
Broad tubular rim, folded out, down, over and in, with flattened upper surface; tall cylindrical neck, slightly concave in profile, with tooled line around base; bell-shaped body with concave side and rounded lower edge; concave bottom.
Intact; some bubbles and blowing striations; slight dulling and iridescence on exterior, with soil encrustation and whitish weathering on underside of rim, soil encrustation, brown weathering, and iridescence on interior, especially on neck.

With long neck.
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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