Gold Belt

unknownSilla, 6th century

Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum

These items have the typical form of Silla belt decorations, with a surface ornament and another attachment for hanging accessories. The horizontal surface is decorated with openwork in three-leaf designs and metal flakes attached to the plate that links with the buckle. The pieces hung from the waistband include: an ornamental cap with long hexahedronal attachments; curved jade pieces; a cylindrical ornamental cap; glass beads; tweezers; a small blade with dragon designs; a pouch for incense or medicines; and metal fish pendants. The long hexahedron covered with gold plates was shaped to resemble a whetstone.

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  • Title: Gold Belt
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Silla, 6th century
  • Location: Cheonmachong Tomb in Hwangnam-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Korea
  • Type: metal work
  • Rights: Gyeongju National Museum
  • Medium: L 125.0㎝


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