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Oil Bottle with Decoration of Lotus Petals and Floral Scroll

Period:
Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)
Date:
12th–13th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Stoneware with incised design under celadon glaze
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm); Diam. 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of R. H. Macy and Co., 1919
Accession Number:
19.39.6
Not on view
Small, round celadon bottles were used as vessels for fragrant oils for the hair. Their forms range from bulbous to more flattened, and their designs from spare and elegant to whimsical. As the bottles and cosmetic box displayed here demonstrate, luxury items of Goryeo celadon were part of the boudoir of elite women.
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