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Gold crown
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The Silla golden crown symbolized the power and authority of kings. The tree-shaped and antler shaped decorations on the crown frames, along with comma-shaped jades and spangles, exemplify the high degree of ornamentation.

History of the Object
This gold crown was excavated from the North tomb of Hwangnamdaechong in Gyeongju. This crown was probably not intended for practical uses but served as a ceremonial object.

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Type
Costume and Jewelry 
Materials
Gold 
Measurements
Height 27.3cm  
Creator name
unknown 
Creator date
unknown 
Where it was made
Korea 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 5th century ~ AD 5th century 
Creation date
5th Century; Silla 
Function
Used for ceremonial occasion 
Acquisition
This object was excavated in Hwangnamdaechong, which is one of the tombs of the Silla kings in Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do in 1973 to 1975. It then became part of the collection of the National Museum of Korea. 
Copyright
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Korean Government 
Museum
National Museum of Korea 
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