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Ear Loops with Pendants

unknownKorea, Joseon Dynasty

Sookmyung Women’s University Museum

Sookmyung Women’s University Museum

Ear loops were hung around the ears, not through holes in the ears. These are unique to the Joseon Dynasty, reflecting the Confucian that bodies, including hair and skin, were given by parents, and, therefore, were not to be modified by any means.

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  • Title: Ear Loops with Pendants
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: Korea, Joseon Dynasty
  • Physical Dimensions: h29 cm
  • Provenance: Sookmyung Women's University Museum
  • Type: ornaments

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