Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Golden artifacts from the Korea National Museum

As we started through the Korea National museum in the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods, where we saw artifacts that were quite simple and easy to make. Simple pottery without embellishments made out of clay and burnt in a kiln. Then we moved into the bronze age where the implements used where becoming a little bit more complicated, though more sturdy than the previous ages, as Bronze needed more heat for melting it and the kilns were of improved technology too. The wonderful bronze tiger shaped belt buckle made from the Buyeo kingdom was a wonderful evidence to complexity and the improved technology during Samhan Period. But the Baekjae Kingdom started out with gold. Beautiful and intricate designs used in both ornaments and in armour. Here are some wonderful gold jewellery sported by the women and men of that age. But the piece de resistance is the heavily ornate crown made out of gold and jade during the Silla Kingdom.

Earrings and bangles in gold
Gold bangles and earrings

Pretty designs of the golden necklaces
Pretty designs of the golden necklaces

Gold bordered quiver
Golden Quiver

Golden accessories
Gold accessories

Gold flakes for the adorning of the crown and clothing
Gold flakes for adorning the crown of the Royalty.

Golden Diadem ornaments
Golden Diadem Ornaments of Baekje Kingdom

Golden earrings
Golden Earrings and colored beads

Golden head ornament
Golden head ornament

Gold ornaments
Golden armor ornament

Glass beads strung to make necklaces
Glass bead Necklaces

Glass beads used to make jewellery in the Joseon Period in Korea
Glass beads in Jewellery
ABC Wednesday G for Gold
Thursday challenge- Money


  1. gold is so regal!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. Lovely jewellery, the gold items are fantastic!

  3. I have invited you for the "capture the Colors" contest.(this is not a tag)..
    Iam sure you will enjoy it.

  4. Wow that gold head ornament is stunning!

  5. I only went once to a Korean Museum when we were there. It's pretty neat.

    Golden Rule
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

  6. Fantastic photos of beautiful items ~ (A Creative Harbor)

  7. these are lovely and very rare designs

  8. A truly golden post. Those crowns and diadems were certainly flashy. A golden quiver would also be nice to have if i had to go hunting some day.

  9. Why were people across the world, independently of each other, so enamoured of gold? Nice post.

  10. there are some pretty things amongst them


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