Apr 24, 2012

Oil Bottle

Oil Bottle

청자 상감 줄무늬 유병 (靑磁象嵌絃文油甁)


Painted celadon (Mishima ware)

Outer diameter: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.); Overall: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1928.160


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
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