Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1917.1059
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.
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.
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