Object Image

Glass perfume bottle

Translucent deep blue green.

Rim folded out, over and in, with beveled upper surface; cylindrical neck, with tooling indent around base; conical body, curving in to bottom, with deep, jagged pontil scar.

Intact; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; deep pitting, dulling, and patches of brilliant iridescence on exterior, soil encrustation and limy weathering on inside of neck and mouth.

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

1st-2nd century A.D.
Glass; blown
8.6 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Permanent collection