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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Imperial
Date:
late 1st–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1915
Accession Number:
15.43.187
Not on view
Uncertain but probably colorless.
Everted rim with uneven, slightly beveled lip; cylindrical neck with horizontal tooled indent at base; small, low conical body with rounded lower edge; bottom pushed in at center.
Complete except for one large weathered chip in rim; many bubbles, some elongated; most of exterior surface heavily weathered, with pitting and brilliant iridescence, creamy brown weathering on interior.
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