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Perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 3/4in. (14.6cm) Other: 2 3/4in. (7cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.103
  • Description

    Translucent pale green.
    Uneven rim folded out, round, and in, with thick rounded outer lip; cylindrical neck, expanding downward, tooled in around base; conical body, curving in to flat bottom.
    Intact; many bubbles; deep pitting and brilliant iridescence with areas of creamy brown weathering.

  • Provenance

    From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)
    Said to have been found in a Greek tomb at Dali (Idalium), Cyprus

  • References

    Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 5107.

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