Gold Crown of Silla

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Martin Roell
published on 13 October 2016

A gold crown of the Silla kingdom of Korea (1st century BCE to 7th century CE). National Treasure No. 191 from the north mound of the Great Tomb at Hwangnam, Kumsong (Gyeongju). 5th 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. (Gyeongju National Museum, South Korea)

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