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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 7 7/8 in. (20 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:
81.10.104
Not on view
Colorless with yellowish tinge.
Rim folded out, round, and in, with top pressed down around mouth; tall cylindrical neck, expanding towards base with horizontal tooling around base; rounded shoulder; bell-shaped body with tooled horizontal concavity in upper side; broad, concave bottom.
Intact; pinprick and elongated bubbles; slight dulling, some pitting, and most of surfaces covered with iridescent weathering, one thick patch of soil encrustation under rim.
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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