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Small bottle with incised design


Artwork Details

Small bottle with incised design
12th century
Stoneware with celadon glaze
1 5/8 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (4 x 8.2 x 8.2 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

On Display

Not currently on display


Subject Matter:

This kind of small oil bottle was used to store perfume.

Physical Description:

It has a flat round shaped-body and a rim in the shape of a hemisphere. The foot is small and low-rising. The shoulder is adorned with cloud.

This celadon oil bottle has a short neck and round body. A cloud design is incised on the shoulder of the bottle. The rim of the foot has three refractory spur marks. This is a good example of a Goryeo celadon oil bottle in terms of both glaze and form.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.130]

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