Belt Buckle

금동 허리띠 고리 (金銅製鉸具)

1100s
Overall: 4.8 x 5.5 cm (1 7/8 x 2 3/16 in.)
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The Japanese antique dealer Yamanaka & Company, which opened its branches in New York (1895) and Boston (1899), sold small Korean archaeological materials such as this belt buckle to American collectors in the early 20th century.

Description

Metallurgy advanced remarkably in the Goryeo period (918-1392), explaining why a large quantity of sophisticated metal artifacts with delicate designs were used not only as daily accessories but also as burial goods. Belt buckles like this one were attached to leather belts.
Belt Buckle

Belt Buckle

1100s

Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)

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