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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm) Diam.: 2 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (6.4 x 2.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.103
Not on view
Colorless with blue green tinge.
Tubular rim, folded out, down, round, and in, with top pressed flat around mouth; tall cylindrical neck, expanding downwards; rounded shoulder; bell-shaped body with concave side; broad, concave bottom.
Intact; some elongated bubbles; slight dulling, most of surfaces covered with iridescent weathering.
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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