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Gold Crown Ornament

unknownSilla, 6th century

Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum

This crown ornament has a very unique form, combining the wings of a bird with those of a butterfly. This symmetrical shape is made from a single sheet of gold plate, and the round metal flakes were hung using a sewing method and gold thread.

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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 23.0㎝

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