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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.263
Not on view
Translucent deep honey brown.
Everted, horizontal rim with rounded outer lip; cylindrical neck, tapering downward, with slight tooling marks around base; squat piriform body; small flat bottom.
Intact; some bubbles and blowing striations; patches of dulling and creamy, iridescent weathering, with soil encrustation on interior.
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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