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

Oil Bottle

Oil Bottle

청자 유병 (靑磁油甁)

1100s

Pottery

Diameter: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.); Overall: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1921.639

Location

Did you know?

This bottle was used to contain oil treatment for hair.

Description

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
Collection: 
Korean Art
Department: 
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Pottery

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