Collection

Necklace from Cheonmachong Tomb

  • Culture / Period

    Silla Kingdom

  • Provenance

    Gyeongju-si Cheonmachong, Hwangnam-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

  • Materials

    Jade

  • Dimensions

    L. 64.0cm

  • Designation

    Treasure 619

  • Accession Number

    Gyeongju-002379-000

This chest-lace was found on the chest area of the occupant of a tomb in Cheonmachong. The central part was hung in a U-shape around the chest, with the two ends thrown back over the shoulders. The round blue jade pieces and hollow gold beads were linked into six strands, which were then braided. Cuboid gold ornaments were inserted to divide the central part into five strands and the ends into three strands. For additional decoration, one curved jasper-based jade piece was hung in the center and from each end. Chest-laces like this one were popular as symbolic burial objects for members of Silla’s ruling class.

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