Nov 19, 2008

Topknot Pin

Topknot Pin

청동 동곳 (靑銅串)



Overall: 9.6 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1917.1027


Did you know?

This bronze hairpin was for a man to fix his topknot.


Metallurgy advanced remarkably in the Goryeo period (918-1392), explaining why a large quantity of sophisticated metal artifacts were used not only as daily accessories but also as burial goods. Men put their hair in a knot at the top of their heads. To keep their long hair from falling, a bronze pin such as this one was used.

See also
Korean Art
Korean Art
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