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

Period:
Three Kingdoms period, Gaya federation (42–562)
Date:
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
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 233
Gold earrings were worn by both men and women of the Silla and Gaya elite and are the most prevalent type of jewelry found in tombs. Goldsmith techniques on display here range from simple hammering to the more complex method of granulation, in which tiny gold beads were adhered to the surface to create intricate designs.
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