Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
3 1/8 in. (8 cm)
Other: 2 3/8 in. (6.1 cm)
Diam. of rim: 3/4 in. (2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.36
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Rim folded out, down, over, and in; cylindrical neck, expanding slightly downwards and tooled in at base; globular body; slightly concvae bottom. Thick, heavy glass.
Broken around body and repaired; strain cracks; heavy weathering and pitting; brilliant iridescence.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5378, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 174, p. 155, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.