Comma-shaped jewel (gogok)

Historical period(s)
Three Kingdoms period, 57 BCE-668 CE
Soda glass
H x W x D (overall): 3.7 x 2.4 x 1.2 cm (1 7/16 x 15/16 x 1/2 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Glass, Jewelry and Ornament

Jewel (gogok)

Korea, Three Kingdoms period (1st century BCE - 7th century CE)

Reportedly excavated at Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do province, Korea [1]To 1917Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1917 [2]From 1917 to 1919Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1917 [3]From 1920The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]Notes:[1] According to information provided by Yamanaka and Company (see Curatorial Remarks by H.E. Buckman, 1964, and Louise Cort, July 23, 2010, in the object record).[2] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1270, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. [3] See note 2.[4] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References

Janet Douglas, Blythe McCarthy, Dr. Insook Lee. Gokok: Korean Glass and Stone Comma-shaped Beads at the Freer Gallery of Art. Vol. 25, no. 4. pp. 34-39.Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. no. 9.1, p. 150.

Collection Area(s)
Korean Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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