Silla was one of the Three Kingdoms of
Once described as “a land with striking gold and silver artifacts,” Silla was a kingdom with a splendid gold culture. This gold crown was excavated from the North tomb of Hwangnamdaechong in Gyeongju (the capital of the
The gold crown has three tree-like prongs (interpreted to represent the Chinese character for “mountain”) and two antler-like prongs. Silla gold crowns are very similar to Siberian shaman crown in shape. For this reason, based on the gold crown as well as the wooden chamber tombs with a stone mound, it is assumed that the ruling class at that time came from the northern region.
Location: Silla Gallery at the Prehistory and Ancient History section (1st Floor)
Period/Date: Three Kingdoms Period, Silla, 5th century
Dimensions: Height 27.3cm
National Treasure no. 191
* This article is extracted from the NMK Magazine Vol.05