Earring (One of a Pair)

Period: Three Kingdoms period (57 B.C.–A.D. 668)

Date: Silla Kingdom, 5th century

Culture: Korea

Medium: Gold

Dimensions: L. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)

Classification: Jewelry

Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1943

Accession Number: 43.49.13

Description

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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