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Glass mosaic perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st half of 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown with marvered trails
Dimensions:
cleanH.: 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.257
Not on view
Translucent blue, with opaque white trails.
Rounded, uneven rim; flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downwards; almost horizontal shoulder; squat bulbous body; slightly flattened bottom.
Trails applied in a spiral from rim to bottom, marvered into an irregular pattern of lighter and darker bands.
Intact; few pinprick bubbles, and one inclusion in side of body; pitting of opaque white on neck and bottom, dulling, and patches of iridescent weathering.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 822, p. 118, pl. 130.14.

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