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Funerary Footwear
ewhamuse29_Funerary Footwear
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

With gemetric openwork designs and gold plating, they are the kind of footwear that was buried in royal tombs.

History of the Object
These shoes are believed to have been excavated from a tomb near Gongju. This type of shoes has also been found in the Bokam-ri No.3 tomb, the Sinchon-ri No.9 tomb in Naju, and the Ipjeom-ri Tomb in Iksan.

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Type
Costume and Jewelry 
Materials
Gilt Bronze 
Measurements
Length:30.0cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 5th century ~ AD 6th century 
Creation date
Baekje, 5th-6th century 
Function
Burial materials  
Acquisition
Purchased in 1963  
Copyright
Ewha Womans University Museum  
Acknowledgements
Ewha Womans University Museum, Engagement with Korean Art : 100 Masterpieces from the Ewha Womans University Museum, Seoul, 2007  
Owner
Ewha Womans University Museum 
Museum
Ewha Womans University Museum 
Credit line
Ewha Womans University Museum  

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