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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
late 1st–mid-2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
4 3/4in. (12.1cm)
Other: 2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm)
Diam. of rim: 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.23
Not on view
Translucent blue green.
Uneven rim folded out, over, and in, and pressed flat on top and into mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding slightly downward and then curving out to join squat, bulbous body; flat bottom.
Intact, except for crack across bottom and lower body; many pinprick bubbles; brilliant iridescent weathering and pitting.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5280, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 357, pp. 186, 245–46, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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