[National Treasure] Gold Necklace from the South Mound of Hwangnam Daechong Tomb

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[National Treasure] Gold Necklace from the South Mound of Hwangnam Daechong Tomb



Name: Gold Necklace from the South Mound of Hwangnam Daechong Tomb
 
Period: Silla (57 B.C. to A.D. 935)
 
Location: Yongsan District, central Seoul
 
Status: National Treasure No. 194
 
This golden necklace of the Silla Dynasty (57 B.C. to A.D. 935) is 33.2 centimeters (13.1 inches) in length and was discovered at the south mound of Hwangnam Daechong Tomb in Hwangnam Village in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang.
 
The deceased was buried wearing this necklace for it was of great beauty.
 
There are four twisted ropes of golden thread held together by three hollow golden beads and dangling jade pieces.
 
In contrast with the majority of necklaces made at this time, this necklace was made entirely in gold, not jade.
 
Discovered in the ancient tombs of the Silla Dynasty, this necklace holds artistic beauty.
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