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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 7/8 in. (9.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1914
Accession Number:
15.43.232
Not on view
Uncertain color, possibly colorless.
Rim folded out, down, round, and up, forming narrow irregular collar around mouth; cylindrical neck expanding downward with slight tooling indent just above base; bi-conical body with rounded side at point of greatest diameter; small flat bottom.
Horizontal line at junction of neck and body; another cut line around upper half of body.
Complete but two cracks around side of body; many pinprick bubbles; pitting, thick creamy brown weathering, and brilliant iridescence.
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