Apr 24, 2012

Oil Bottle with Scroll Design

Oil Bottle with Scroll Design

청자 음각 당초무늬 유병 (靑磁陰刻唐草文油甁)


Celadon ware

Outer diameter: 7.4 cm (2 15/16 in.); Overall: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1928.162


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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