Oil bottle decorated with peony leaves


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This bottle illustrates the care lavished on even the smallest objects produced during the Goryeo dynasty. Small bottles were intended for scented oils and cosmetics. The peony-leaf motif is created through a reverse-inlay technique: the area around the leaf design is carved away and inlaid with white slip. The leaves are further embellished with fine incised lines.

Oil bottle decorated with peony leaves, Stoneware with reverse-inlaid design under celadon glaze, Korea

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