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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.82
Not on view
Translucent blue green.
Tubular rim, folded out, over, and in; flaring shallow mouth; body with concave side, expanding downwards; thick uneven bottom with central kick and pontil scar to one side. Tooled indents below rim, forming almost a trefoil shape to mouth.
Intact; some bubbles; dulling, some iridescence, and creamy brown weathering on exterior, weathering and soil encrustation on interior.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1384, p. 190, pl. 158.11.

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