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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:
H.: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.258
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent amber yellow, with opaque white trails.
Rounded rim; flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downwards; sloping shoulder; globular body; slightly concave bottom.
Trails applied from rim to bottom, marvered into an irregular pattern of fine and thick lines.
Intact; pinprick and larger round bubbles; pitting of surface bubbles and faint iridescence on exterior, dulling and soil encrustation on interior.
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