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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.105
Not on view
Colorless.
Rim folded out, round, and in; tall, slender neck, tapering downwards and then expanding to join imperceptibly with low, conical body; deep kick in bottom, with trace of pontil scar towards edge of bottom.
Complete except for one small hole with weathered edges in side of body; many bubbles, elongated in neck, and blowing striations; dulling, iridescence, and some creamy weathering, with soil encrustation on interior.
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