Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/4in. (4.5cm)
Diam.: 1 5/16 x 5/8 in. (3.3 x 1.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5792
Not on view
Translucent streaky manganese purple with colorless patches.
Rim folded out, over, and in, with vertical inner lip; cylindrical neck tapering downwards, with tooling marks around base; conical shoulder with horizontal indent below; squat, bulbous body; slightly concave bottom.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; pitting, dulling, and iridescent weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5251, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 269, p. 205, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.