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Gold Crown from the North Mound of Hwangnamdaechong Tomb

황남대총 북분 금관 ( 皇南大塚 北墳 金冠 )

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Classification National Treasure
Name of Cultural Properties Gold Crown from the North Mound of Hwangnamdaechong Tomb
Quantity 1 Set
Designated Date 1978.12.07
Age Silla
Address National Museum of Korea, 137, Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

The height of the golden crown is 27.5cm, the lengths of the decorations that hang down from it are called are 13- 30.3cm. This golden crown is representative of the caps made during the Silla Dynasty. Three decorations in the shape of Chinese letters, meaning mountain (山), are attached to the front of the crown. Decorations in the form of deer horn are attached to both ends. The 16 pieces of crooked blue jades of the best quality were set for the three Chinese characters, 9 pieces of jade to form the deer horn, and 11 pieces on the head girdle. The crown is studded with a total of 77 pieces of jade. The balanced arrangement of gold decorations in the form of round shapes signifies a brilliant and lustrous golden crown. Suhasik decorations are hung from the cap in thick rings, three pieces on both sides. The longest of the suhasik decorations are on the outside and the shortest on the inside. The ends of the suhasik are decorated in blue jade, like that of the head girdle, and golden decks formed leaves on the outside. The head girdle and suhasik are assumed to belong to one another. The issue is only questionable because the suhasik was discovered separately from the crown. This crown is typical of the crowns worn during the Silla Dynasty, this one being especially more pretty and possessing more precious jades.