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Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1281
Not on view
Translucent yellow brown.
Everted rim, folded over and in, and flattened on upper surface around oval mouth; cylindrical neck, joining imperceptibly with piriform body; small concave bottom.
Intact, but small weathered hole below rim in top of neck; many bubbles and blowing striations; deep pitting and brilliant iridescence on exterior, thick soil encrustation and weathering on interior.
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