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Glass perfume bottle

Mid Imperial
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Roman, possibly Egyptian
Glass; blown
Overall: 7 3/8 x 2 5/8 x 1 1/2 in. (18.7 x 6.7 x 3.8 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
Tall candlestick unguentarium.
Translucent blue green.
Tubular rim folded out, down, over and in, with beveled upper surface; tall, slender cylindrical neck, tapering slightly downwards, with tooled indent around base; conical body with concave sides; deep pushed-in bottom, with small pontil mark at center.
Intact; pinprick and elongated bubbles; deep pitting, dulling, and iridescence with patches of thick brown, enamel-like weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5400, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2013. "Metropolitan Müzesi, Cesnola Koleksiyonu’nda Yeralan Kıbrıs Cam Eserleri." Anadolu Antik Cam Araştırmaları Sempozyumu, Kaunos/Kbid Toplantıları, 2, C. Gençler Güray, ed. p. 85, Ankara: Bilgin Press.

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