Silla Gold Crown

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by National Museum of Korea
published on 06 October 2016

A gold crown of the Silla kingdom, Korea. From the Auspicious Phoenix Tomb, 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: 30.7 cm. National Treasure No. 339. (National Museum of Korea, Seoul, South Korea)

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