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Horangyi Balttop Norigae Pendant
BONA_N071
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This danjak norigae pendant has tiger claws in enameled silver and a coral bead decoration. It holds jade-green nakjibalsul tassels. The tiger has long been deified as a divine being which has a power to ward off evil spirits. Although this pendant is a danjak norigae, meaning a single pendant, its large size indicates that it was used by the nobility.

History of the Object
The tiger was considered as a deity along with the dragon which kept away bad luck and bad spirits. People in fear of being harmed by tigers sanctified them and prayed for safety. The sharp claw was actually used as the central object of the norigae pendant.

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Type
Costume and Jewelry 
Materials
Tiger claw, metal (enamel) 
Measurements
Length 33 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Seoul, Republic of Korea 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century ; Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) 
Function
A norigae pendant is one of the traditional Korean women's accessories. It was favored over necklaces and bracelets in the Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1910) and matured into distinct types. From women of high royal status to seniors and children of common status, norigae pendants were worn according to season and function, showing diversity in material, size and form. It enhanced the beauty of the hanbok, the traditional Korean costume, by providing a visual focal point in the look and by achieving harmony with the color and the line. The traditional Korean sense of aesthetics can be discovered through the beauty of norigae pendants which brings unity to the whole. 
Acquisition
Purchased in Seoul in 1970s 
Copyright
Bona Museum 
Acknowledgements
Bonamuseum Collection, Joseon Dynasty Woman's Pendant, Samsung Moonhwa Printing Co., Seoul, 2006 
Owner
Bona Museum 
Museum
Bona Museum 
Credit line
Bona Museum 

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