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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm) Diam.: 2 3/16 x 1 1/4 in. (5.6 x 3.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5777
  • Description

    Colourless.
    Rounded rim, folded out, down, over, and in, and smoothed into surface of flaring mouth; cylindrical neck; squat bulbous body; bottom with pushed-in center and traces of pontil mark.
    Intact; many pinprick, some large and elongated bubbles, and blowing striations; dulling, iridescence, and patches of thick creamy brown weathering, with some soil encrustation 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. 5352.

  • See also
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    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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