Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
1 1/2 x 1 1/16in. (3.8 x 2.6cm)
Diam. of rim: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.175
Not on view
Small perfume bottle
Colorless with pale greenish tinge.
Rim folded out, over, and in; flaring mouth; cylindrical neck; horizontal shoulder with sloping edges and corners; roughly squared body with deeply indented sides; pushed-in bottom, with slight traces of pontil mark.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; some dulling, creamy weathering covering most surfaces, with some patches of iridescence.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5708, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 431, pp. 187, 285, 287, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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