Glass perfume bottle

Period: Mid Imperial

Date: 2nd–3rd century A.D.

Culture: Roman

Medium: Glass; blown

Dimensions: Other: 6 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (17.1 x 9.5 x 3.5 cm)

Classification: Glass

Credit Line: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76

Accession Number: 74.51.19

Not on view
Candlestick unguentarium.
Colorless with bluish tinge.
Tubular rim folded out, over, and in; cylindrical neck flaring downward; convex body, curving out and sharply downward; pushed-in bottom with central kick.
Broken and repaired on body with small hole in edge at base; many bubbles and blowing striations; pitting, iridescence, and patches of creamy brown weathering.

Colorless blown glass "candle-stick" vase with very long neck and wide base.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5322, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 369, pp. 186, 254–55, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.