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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 6 in. (15.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1915
Accession Number:
15.43.229
Not on view
Translucent blue green.
Tubular rim folded out, down, over, and in, with flaring upper edge, forming collar around mouth; tall cylindrical neck, expanding downwards with tooling marks around base; small horizontal shoulder; conical body with convex sides; concave bottom.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles in neck and rim; deep pitting, brilliant iridescence, and thick creamy brown weathering.
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