Art/ Collection/ Art Object

금제 귀걸이 삼국
金製耳飾 三國
Earring (One of a Pair)

Period:
Three Kingdoms period (57 B.C.–A.D. 668)
Date:
Gaya federation (42–562), end of 5th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm); W. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm); D. 1/2 in. (1.3 cm)
Classification:
Jewelry
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1943
Accession Number:
43.49.5
Not on view
The beauty and sophisticated craftsmanship of these gold earrings—and of the personal adornments found in the tombs of the Silla and Gaya elite generally—attest to the esteem conferred upon them by both patron and artisan.
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