Glass perfume bottle
- Mid Imperial
- 2nd–3rd century A.D.
- Roman, Cypriot
- Glass; blown
- 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)
Other: 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm)
Other (rim): 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
- Accession Number:
Colorless with blue green tinge.
Tubular rim folded down, over, and in, and pressed into everted mouth; cylindrical neck flaring downward, with irregular shape at top from tooling; broad, almost flat body, with convex side, curving out and downward; pushed-in bottom with central kick and large pontil mark.
Complete except for about half of rim and mouth, and internal cracks in body; some pinprick bubbles; dulling, iridescence, and patches of creamy brown weathering.
This unusually large bottle with its broad, shallow body, belongs to a type that is often called the ‘candlestick unguentarium.’