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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1305
Not on view
Uncertain, possibly colorless.
Everted rim, folded over and in, with beveled upper surface; cylindrical neck, with horizontal tooling marks around base; piriform body; concave bottom.
On body, two broad horizontal cut grooves: one immediately below neck, the other midway down side.
Intact, but a crack in rim and upper neck; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; deep pitting and brilliant iridescent weathering.
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