Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)
Diam.: 2 1/2 x 13/16 in. (6.4 x 2.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5766
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Uneven, slanting rim folded out, over, and in; flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, with tooled indent around base; conical body with rounded curve to small, flat bottom.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; deep pitting, dulling, and iridescent weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5142, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 289, p. 212, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.