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Glass perfume bottle

Early to Mid Imperial
1st–2nd century A.D.
Glass; blown
Overall: 3 5/16in. (8.4cm) Diam.: 7/8 x 3/4 in. (2.2 x 1.9 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
Colorless with very pale blue green tinge and purple streaks.
Uneven rim, folded out, over, and in, flattened on upper surface; flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, tapering slightly downwards, with deep tooled indent around base; elongated ovoid body; small, flattened but uneven bottom.
Complete except for about half of rim and part of upper neck; many pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; dulling, slight pitting, and brilliant iridescent weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5117, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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