Overall: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)
Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1917.1028
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.
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