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Gold Earrings

unknownSilla, 6th century

Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum

Earrings unearthed from Cheonmachong (Heavenly Horse Tomb) were found inside and around the coffin, inside the wooden chamber, and in the burial chest. The earring with heart-shaped drops was worn by the occupant of the tomb, and similar earrings were found in Seobongchong (Auspicious Phoenix Tomb) and the joint burial tomb in Bomun-dong. These earrings are characterized by the pointed spangles with gold granules and embossed band attached on its surface. By the early 6th century, earrings gradually increased in their sophistication.

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  • Title: Gold Earrings
  • 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 6.0㎝

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