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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 1/4 x 1 5/8 x 1 in. (15.9 x 4.1 x 2.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.104
Not on view
Colorless with greenish tinge.
Outsplayed rim, folded unevenly over and in; tall, concave, cylindrical neck, expanding at base to join imperceptibly with small conical body; deep concave bottom.
Broken and repaired with holes in lower neck and base of side; bubbles, blowing striations, and black impurities; iridescence and creamy brown weathering.
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