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Glass mosaic perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.256
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent blue, with opaque white trails.
Plain, rounded rim; very narrow flaring mouth; cylindrical neck; piriform body; small, pushed-in bottom.
Marvered white trails applied to surface, forming three eye-like swirls around body.
Complete, except for chip in rim and mouth; one large weathered bubble in body; pitting and weathering.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 821, p. 118, pl. 130.10.

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