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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 3/4 x 3 5/8 x 1 5/8 in. (17.1 x 9.2 x 4.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5835
Not on view
Candlestick unguentarium.
Colorless with greenish tinge.
Rounded rim, pressed into sides of flaring mouth; tall cylindrical neck, flaring downward; sides of wide, flat body expanding sharply outward; broad, pushed-in bottom.
Two concentric, wheel-cut (?) lines on body immediately below neck.
Intact; pinprick and elongated bubbles; deep pitting and brilliant iridescence with patches of cramy brown weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5317, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 370, pp. 186, 255–56, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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