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Small Oil Bottle


Artwork Details

Small Oil Bottle
mid 12th century
Stoneware with crackled celadon glaze
2 3/16 x 3 x 3 in. (5.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm)
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam

On Display

Not currently on display


Physical Description:

This is an intact hair oil bottle; an invaluable source for the information it provides about the form of Goryeo celadon oil bottles. The foot was made by removing the clay from the bottom of the base, while the foot rim shows the trase of glaze having been wiped away and has small grains of sand ahered to it. Glaze was oxidized in parts, yielding a yellow-brown color, and fine crackles are formed on the glazed furace. Glaze was poorly fused and there are glaze runnings on the lower part of the body.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.129]

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