Glass mosaic perfume bottle
- Early Imperial
- 1st half of 1st century A.D.
- Glass; blown with marvered trails
- cleanH.: 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
- Accession Number:
Translucent blue, with opaque white trails.
Rounded, uneven rim; flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downwards; almost horizontal shoulder; squat bulbous body; slightly flattened bottom.
Trails applied in a spiral from rim to bottom, marvered into an irregular wavy pattern of lighter and darker bands.
Intact; few pinprick bubbles, and one inclusion in side of body; pitting of opaque white on neck and bottom, dulling, and patches of iridescent weathering.