Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early or Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
4 1/2in. (11.5cm)
Other: 2 3/16in. (5.5cm)
Diam. of rim: 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.46
Not on view
Colorless.
Rim folded out, over, and in; broad mouth; cylindrical neck with slight bulge towards bottom and tooling around base; elongated piriform body with almost straight sides; concave bottom.
Intact; some bubbles; deep weathering and pitting; brilliant iridescence.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali), according to the records following the Atlas.

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3. pl. XCIX, 3, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5155, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 297, pp. 135, 215, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.