Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object

Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
Height: 2 3/4 in. (7.1 cm) Diameter: 2 × 13/16 in. (5.1 × 2.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.324
Not on view
Translucent purple, with opaque white trails.
Rounded and partially folded rim; flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downwards; globular body; concave bottom.
Striped mosaic pattern of applied double trail wound round in a spiral on a purple ground.
Intact; pitting, dulling, iridescence, and whitish weathering.
Said to be from Syria (Froehner 1879, p. 138, pl. V, 23)

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.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1879. La verrerie antique: déscription de la Collection Charvet. pp. 46, 138, pl. 5.23, Le Pecq: Jules Charvet.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. pp. 215-16, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Related Objects

Glass jug

Date: 1st half of 1st century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 17.194.226 On view in:Gallery 166

Glass jug

Date: late 1st–2nd century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 81.10.13 On view in:Gallery 171

Glass bottle with marvered trails

Date: 1st century A.D. or later Medium: Glass Accession: 1972.118.181 On view in:Gallery 171

Glass perfume bottle

Date: early to mid-1st century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 37.128.7 On view in:Gallery 171

Glass perfume bottle

Date: 1st–2nd century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 74.51.33 On view in:Gallery 171