Object Image

Glass perfume bottle

Translucent pale blue green.

Rounded rim folded out and tooled around outer lip; flaring mouth; slightly convex cylindrical neck, tooled in around base; squat globular body; thick, flat bottom.

Slight uneven horizontal tooled indent around top of body.

Intact; few bubbles; dulling, pitting, and iridescent weathering, with one large lump of soil attached to side and bottom of interior.

Credit: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76...

1st-2nd century A.D.
Glass; blown
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

Where you'll find this

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Permanent collection