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Heavy Roman Glass Perfume Bottle, 2ndâ3rd Century AD

Heavy Roman Glass Perfume Bottle, 2nd–3rd Century AD

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Glass: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1428696
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Bernhard I. Muller, PhD
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Zurich, Switzerland

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Thick-walled unguentarium with horizontal rim, broad mouth, and cylindrical neck. The conical body with a thick rounded edge at the base, the bottom pushed-in with a central pontil mark.
Translucent dark blue green glass with patches of brilliant iridescence in places.
For a related example, cf. Metropolitan Museum inv. no. 74.51.5839
Roman, 2nd-3rd century AD
H. 7.6 cm (3 in)
Intact and fine. Brilliant iridescence in places.
Swiss private collection Zurich, acquired at Noele and Ronald Mele Ancient Works of Art, Westport, in November 27, 1999.

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