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. 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.

Materials: Gold 

Measurements: Height 27.3cm  

Where it was made: Korea 

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.

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Capital: Seoul
Region: Asia and the Pacific

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  • Route: Maritime
    AD 5th century

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