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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Imperial
Date:
late 1st–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 7 15/16 in. (20.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1915
Accession Number:
15.43.148
Not on view
Translucent light blue.
Everted, funnel-shaped rim, with rounded lip; cylindrical neck, expanding downwards, with horizontal tooling indent around base; elongated piriform body; thick, flat bottom.
Complete, except for large weathered chip in rim; some severe pitting of surface bubbles, thick creamy weathering around rim, dulling, and brilliant iridescence.
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