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Glass perfume bottle

Mid Imperial
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Glass; blown
H.: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm) Diam.: 2 1/4 x 1 in. (5.7 x 2.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
Not on view
Candlestick unguentarium.
Rim with rounded outer lip, partially folded over and in; short, flaring mouth; slender, tall, slightly concave neck; low conical shoulder; sides of body horizontal, then sloping downwards; low kick in bottom.
Intact; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; dulling, some pitting, patches of thick creamy brown 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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