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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1915
Accession Number:
15.43.189
Not on view
Colorless, streaked with translucent purple.
Rim folded out, round, and in; slightly flaring mouth with flattened side; cylindrical neck, with horizontal faint indent around base; tall conical body; thick, pushed-in bottom with pontil scar.
Intact; pinprick and larger bubbles in bottom, blowing striations; dulling, creamy weathering, and brilliant iridescence.
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