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Silla, Korea's Golden Kingdom

Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom

Lee, Soyoung and Denise Patry Leidy, with contributions by Ham Soon-seop, Huh Hyeong Uk, Insook Lee, Juhyung Rhi, Yoon Onshik, and Yoon Sangdeok
219 pages
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art is delighted to present this volume to accompany the exhibition "Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom." Both the show and the publication are the first anywhere to focus on the visual culture of this fascinating kingdom over a span of four centuries, from about 400 to 800, tracing Silla's rise on the Korean peninsula and within the Eurasian world, and its multifaceted cultural transformations.

Pedestal dish with cover, Stoneware with traces of incidental ash glaze, Korea
5th–6th century
Bottle, Bronze, China
Horse groom, Earthenware with three-color (sancai) glaze and pigment, China
ca. late 7th–first half of the 8th century
Miniature covered jar and “inkstone”, Earthenware with green glaze, China
early 8th century
Textile with floral medallion, Weft-faced compound twill, China
late 8th–early 9th century
Glass beaker, Glass, Roman
4th–5th century CE

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Lee, Soyoung, and Denise Patry Leidy. 2013. Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom [Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, November 4, 2013-February 23, 2014]. New York New Haven London: The Metropolitan museum of art distributed by Yale university press.