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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 5/16in. (5.9cm)
Diam.: 1 1/2 x 3/4 in. (3.8 x 1.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5790
Not on view
Colorless with faint yellowish tinge.
Uneven rim folded out, over, and in; cylindrical neck with tooling indent around base; conical body, rounded at base; flattened but slanting bottom.
Traces of horizontal indent around middle of body.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; pitting, dulling, and faint iridescence on exterior, and creamy weathering with iridescence on interior of neck.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5184, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 281, p. 209, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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