Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.106
Not on view
Translucent pale yellow.
Rim folded out, round, and in, and slightly aslant; cylindrical neck, tooled in horizontally around base; convex, sloping shoulder, with horizontal tooling marks below; squat, bulbous body, curving in to small, slightly concave bottom.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles, blowing striations; dulling and faint weathering on exterior, some soil encrustation, weathering, and iridescence on interior.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 1337, p. 186, pl. 156.16, Paris.