Gold Silla Crown

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Jeff & Neda Fields
published on 29 September 2016

A gold crown of the Silla kingdom, Korea. From the Great Tomb at Hwangnam, Kumsong (Gyeongju), 5-6th century CE. The crown is made of sheet-gold and decorated with granulation and crescent-shaped jade pendants. The tree-like upright parts illustrate links with shamanism. Height: 27.3 cm. National Treasure No. 191. (Gyeongju National Museum, Korea)

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