Perfume bottle, glass

Production date
30 BCE-395 CE
Country
Egypt
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Description
Transparent, pale green, blown glass perfume bottle. Flat base, consistenly broad body, with short indented neck, tapering to outflared folded lip. Frosting, iridescence and discolouration.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian
Measurements
H43mm x W35mm x D35mm
Media/Materials description
Glass
History and use
A persons’ personality and identity can be communicated daily through three components: sight – visual cues of what people choose to wear; sound – the clinking together of accessories; and smell – pleasing scents of a person. Smell is one of the strongest senses, inducing memories, associations and powerful emotions. Perfumes and scented oils were used to heighten attractiveness, and communicate wealth, status and nature of the person. Available in solid or liquid forms, they were used in all aspects of daily life, including sports events, banquets, medicines, rituals, offerings to the gods and the deceased. Perfume containers are as varied as the scents they contained.
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E40122.1

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