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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 in. (15.2 cm) Diam.: 4 x 1 5/8 in. (10.2 x 4.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5745
  • Description

    Large candlestick unguentarium.
    Colorless.
    Tubular rim folded out, down, over and pressed in to top of mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downwards, with slight indent around base; narrow horizontal shoulder; squat sloping body, expanding downwards; flat bottom.
    Intact; many pinprick and elongated bubbles; deep pitting, dulling, and brilliant iridescence on exterior; limy encrustation and thick brown weathering on interior.

  • Provenance

    From Cyprus

  • References

    Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 5340.

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