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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm) Diam.: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.106
Not on view
Candlestick unguentarium.
Uncertain color (colorless ?).
Everted rim, with rounded outer lip; slender, tall, slightly concave neck; horizontal shoulder; sides of body expanding downwards; pushed-in bottom with circular pontil scar.
Broken at top with two-thirds of rim missing, but otherwise complete; bubbles and blowing striations; creamy brown weathering and brilliant iridescence, inside of neck encrusted and blocked with soil.
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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