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Gilt-bronze Shoes

unknownSilla, 5th century

Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum

As only the heels of these shoes remain, this pair of shoes has a similar shape to the gilt-bronze shoes of Goguryeo, which were fixed with square-headed nails on the upper part of their soles. Over 33 quadrangular pyramid-shaped nails are presumed to have been fixed on the soles.

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  • Title: Gilt-bronze Shoes
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Silla, 5th century
  • Location: Hwangnamdaechong Tomb in Hwangnam-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Korea
  • Type: metal work
  • Rights: Gyeongju National Museum
  • Medium: L 27.5㎝

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