String of Glass Beads

String of Glass Beads

구슬 목걸이 (瑠璃玉頸飾)

AD 400s

Glass

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1917.1059

Location

Exhibition

The Other Side of the Story - Korean Gallery 236 Rotation

Did you know?

Glass, largely produced in ancient Rome since the late 1st century, also reached the Korean peninsula through the Silk Road, the ancient global trade route. The Silla people started to produce native soda glass as early as the 2nd century.

Description

An enormous amount of beaded strings and necklaces were excavated from Silla tomb sites. Glass, largely produced in ancient Rome since the late 1st century, also reached the Korean peninsula through the Silk Road, the ancient global trade route. Yet the cobalt blue glass beads shown in this string are highly likely to be soda glass produced in the Silla territory.

See also
Collection: 
Korean Art
Department: 
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Jewelry
Medium: 
Glass

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