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Roman Glass Amphoriskos / Perfume Bottle

Roman, early Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE. A lovely amphoriskos of a slender form, made from semi-translucent, pale-blue glass with a drop-form base, an ovoid body with a slanted shoulder, a tapering tubular neck, and a flared rim with a rolled lip. Several thin striations course around the neck and body of the vessel, and gorgeous layers of silvery and rainbow-hued iridescence cover the exterior. Roman ladies would employ stylish vessels like this to contain their precious scented oils and perfumes. Custom lucite display stand included. Size: 1.375" W x 5.4" H (3.5 cm x 13.7 cm); 5.875" H (14.9 cm) on included custom stand.

For a stylistically-similar example made from amber-hued glass, please see The Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number 74.51.27: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/239612

Condition: Minor nicks to rim and drop-form tip, and some striations to body, otherwise intact and very good. Nice earthen deposits as well as silver and rainbow iridescence throughout.

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection

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