black stoneware decorated with close, thin vertical incised lines around body; squat shape with flat shoulder, short neck, flat, flared mouth

Oil bottle, 9th century

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The bulbous body of this bottle, decorated with dense vertical lines, narrows sharply at the shoulders to support a narrow, elegantly flared mouth. Vessels of this type have been found at a variety of sites, including tombs, temples, and domestic settings.

Exhibitions
Details
Title
Oil bottle
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.79.478
Catalogue Raisonne
Murase, Art through a Lifetime, no. 887
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black stoneware decorated with close, thin vertical incised lines around body; squat shape with flat shoulder, short neck, flat, flared mouth