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Silver cup
SN KT 627
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Each hexagon is filled with a bird, an animal such as a deer, tiger or horse, or a human with exotic facial features. The bottom of the cup is also decorated with two bands of patterns with a phoenix at the center. The hexagonal pattern, which was in great vogue in Persia, is frequently found in Chinese relics of the Northern Wei Dynasty. The use of circles at the points where the hexagons meet is a style that appeared in the mid-5th century. It is designated as Korean Treasure No. 627.

History of the Object
Excavated at Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Korea in 1975 This silver cup with a flat bottom is decorated all over with designs done in repoussé, a technique of hammering patterns from the inside out. Encircling the cup are three bands of patterns. The upper and lower bands are filled with a petal pattern, while the middle band is divided into hexagons.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
Silver 
Measurements
D. 7 cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Silla 
Geography
North mound of Hwangnamdaechong, Gyeongju, Gyeongs 
Time period
AD 5th century ~ AD 5th century 
Creation date
5th Century 
Function
Burial materials 
Acquisition
 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
 
Museum
National Museum of Korea 
Credit line
 

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