Nov 11, 2008
Nov 11, 2008
Nov 12, 2008

Oil Bottle

Oil Bottle

청자 유병 (靑磁油甁)


Celadon ware

Outer diameter: 7.4 cm (2 15/16 in.); Overall: 4.6 cm (1 13/16 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1928.153


Did you know?

This bottle was used to contain oil treatment for hair.


Celadons, spoons, seals, and bronze mirrors were the most common burial objects in tombs during the Goryeo period (918-1392). Once used to contain oil treatment for hair, this little celadon bottle was one of the standard goods that furnished elites' tombs.

See also
Korean Art
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Celadon ware

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