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Gold Pendants

unknownSilla, 5th century

Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum

The pendants were made by linking gold beads decorated with metal flakes. Their original form cannot be fully restored because the beads were scattered after burial in the tomb. Beads made of precious metals were often used in necklaces, and it is noteworthy that they were used to make pendants. A curved jade piece was hung at the bottom of the pendants. It was originally thought that pendants usually came without hook attachments. However, based on the excavation of these pendants, it now seems highly likely that they formed a set with the thick hollow earrings found.

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  • Title: Gold Pendants
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Silla, 5th century
  • Location: the ancient tomb complex of Michuwangneung District, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Korea
  • Type: metal work
  • Rights: Gyeongju National Museum
  • Medium: L 16.8㎝

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