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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 3/4in. (12.1cm) Other: 2 1/16in. (5.2cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.58
  • Description

    Translucent pale yellow-green.
    Plain, rounded rim; flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding slightly downward and with tooling grooves around base; elongated conical body with convex sides; slightly concave bottom.
    Intact; a few bubbles and black impurities; patches of dulling and weathering; iridescence.

  • Provenance

    From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

  • References

    Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 5197.

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