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Pair of earrings


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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 com-plex method of granulation, in which tiny gold beads were adhered to the surface to create intricate designs.

Pair of earrings, Gold, garnet, Korea

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Photograph courtesy the National Museum of Korea