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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.163
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent purple.
Everted, rounded rim; cylindrical neck, with horizontal tooled indent around base; broad, conical body, curving in sharply at base; slightly concave bottom.
Intact; many bubbles; little weathering on exterior, 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. 1646, p. 222, Paris.

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