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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
late 1st–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1914
Accession Number:
15.43.158
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green, heavily streaked with manganese purple.
Everted rim, folded over and in, flattened on upper surface; tall cylindrical neck, expanding downwards, then tooled in around base; squat globular body; bottom slightly pushed-in.
Broken and repaired around top of neck; pinprick and elongated bubbles; deep pitting and weathering with some iridescence.
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