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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
Date:
1st half of 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast and blown
Dimensions:
H.: 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.261
Not on view
Translucent streaky blue.
Everted, horizontal rim with angular outer lip; cylindrical neck, tapering downward, with slight horizontal indent around base; squat globular body; flat bottom.
Intact; dulling, pitting, and creamy, iridescent weathering.
Rotary grinding marks on exterior.
Until 1881, collection of Jules Charvet, Le Pecq, Île-de-France; 1881, purchased from J. Charvet by Henry G. Marquand; acquired in 1881, gift of Henry G. Marquand.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. pp. 215-6, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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