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Gold Crown Ornament

unknownSilla, 5th century

Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum

Crown ornaments such as this were typically wedged into the pentagonal pocket on the front side of cone-shaped crowns. This particular crown ornament, consisting of a front plate and two wings, resembles a powerful bird. The upper part of the plate and the two wings are engraved with an abstract dragon design that looks like vines. At the front, round metal flakes hang close to the surface, except where the cone is attached. But the metal flakes were only hung from the top of the ornaments, so they did not touch the cone.

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  • Title: Gold Crown Ornament
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Silla, 5th century
  • Location: Geumgwanchong Tomb in Noseo-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Korea
  • Type: metal work
  • Rights: Gyeongju National Museum
  • Medium: H 40.8㎝

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