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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 3/16in. (8.1cm)
Diam.: 2 3/16 x 13/16 in. (5.6 x 2.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5713
Not on view
Colorless with pale blue green tinge.
Rim folded out, over, and in, flattened on top; short, cylindrical neck, with tooling marks around base; conical body, rounded at base; concave bottom.
Complete, but broken and repaired on one side of rim; many pinprick bubbles; deep pitting, dulling, and iridescent weathering.
Contains large black (burnt ?) solid object.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5149, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 286, p. 211, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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