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Oil Bottle with Inlaid Dots Design

Oil Bottle with Inlaid Dots Design

Outer diameter: 8.3 cm (3 1/4 in.); Overall: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)
Location: not on view

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.
  • (Dr. Alfred Irving Ludlow [1875–1961], Cleveland, OH)
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
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