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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.266
Not on view
Small bottle.
Translucent smoky grey.
Slanting rim, folded out, over, and in, with raised inner lip on one side; cylindrical neck, tapering downwards, tooled in horizontally at base; tall shoulder with convex side, marked off at base by another horizontal tooled indent; squat bulbous body, then sloping in sharply to small, flat bottom.
Complete, but badly cracked on body and across bottom; few bubbles and blowing striations; small patches of dulling and weathering on exterior, some soil encrustation and whitish weathering 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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