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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
Height: 2 3/4 in. (7.1 cm) Diameter: 2 × 13/16 in. (5.1 × 2.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.324
  • Description

    Translucent purple, with opaque white trails.
    Rounded and partially folded rim; flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downwards; globular body; concave bottom.
    Striped mosaic pattern of applied double trail wound round in a spiral on a purple ground.
    Intact; pitting, dulling, iridescence, and whitish weathering.

  • Provenance

    Said to be from Syria (Froehner 1879, p. 138, pl. V, 23)

    Until 1881, collection of Jules Charvet, Le Pecq, Île-de-France; 1881, purchased from J. Charvet by Henry G. Marquand; acquired in 1881, gift of Henry G. Marquand.

  • References

    Froehner, Wilhelm. 1879. La verrerie antique: déscription de la Collection Charvet. Le Pecq: Jules Charvet, pp. 46, 138, pl. 5.23.

    Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 215-16.

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