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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
early to mid-1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown with marvered trails
Dimensions:
H.: 6 3/16 in. (15.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of George D. Pratt, 1935
Accession Number:
37.128.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent pale yellowish green; trail in opaque white.
Outsplayed rim, folded down, round, and in, with flattened top surface and inner lip around mouth; wide cylindrical neck, with horizontal tooled indent around base; piriform body; slightly concave bottom with pontil scar.
Trail applied to center of bottom and wound up in a spiral, extending to rim, marvered and then tooled into a festoon pattern with six vertical strokes.
Intact; large surface bubbles, elongated on neck; pitting, thick creamy weathering, and iridescence.

With pear shaped body, combed threads.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1938. "Notes: A Gift for the Collection of Greek and Roman Art." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 33(1): p. 27.

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