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Gold Crown Ornament

unknownSilla, 6th century

Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum

This crown ornament from Cheonmachong is shaped like the wings of a bird and looks very much like the relic excavated from Geumgwanchong (Gold Crown Tomb). On the front plate is an engraved dragon design, showing both sides of the wings. In fact, the design is somewhat distorted and asymmetrical, taking on a form resembling vines, and is much more abstract than the relic from the Geumgwanchong (Gold Crown Tomb). Round metal flakes were hung only in the front, and iron nails were found in the area where the ornament would be attached to the cone.

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  • Title: Gold Crown Ornament
  • 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: H 45.0㎝

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