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Glass ribbed perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1325
Not on view
Colorless.
Everted, slanting rim; cylindrical, slightly funnel-shaped neck; squat piriform body; slightly concave bottom.
On body, eight irregularly spaced and shaped ribs with projecting rounded edges.
Intact, except for small chip in rim; many bubbles; pitting, thick creamy weathering, and brilliant iridescence, with soil encrustation on interior.
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