Ear pendant

Historical period(s)
Three Kingdoms period, 6th century
Medium
Gold
Dimensions
H: 3.9 cm (1 9/16 in)
Geography
Korea
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1917.525
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Ear pendant

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

Reportedly excavated at Gumi, 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, H.E. Buckman, 1964, and Louise Cort, July 21, 2010, and 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

Label

Gold ear pendants of similar design have been recovered from tombs in the area of the former Kaya kingdom in Southeastern Korea.

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

Copyright with museum