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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 1/8 x 2 1/8 x 1 1/8 in. (18.1 x 5.4 x 2.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.84
Not on view
Translucent blue green.
Everted rim, folded over and in, pressed flat on upper surface and forming slight constriction to mouth; tall cylindrical neck with tooling indent around base; conical body, slightly over half of total height; thick, flattened bottom with off-center pontil scar.
Neck broken and repaired, with one large hole, but rim and body complete; many bubbles; deep pitting on exterior, soil encrustation, black weathering, and brilliant iridescence on interior.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1395, p. 191, pl. 223.5.

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