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String of Glass Beads

구슬 팔찌 (瑠璃玉釧)

1392–1910
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Accessories such as a string of glass beads were among various burial items in the Joseon period (1392–1910).

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Over the course of the Joseon period (1392–1910), burials became simpler in comparison to earlier periods due to the increasing reverence for Neo-Confucian teachings focusing on everyday ethics rather than salvation after death. However, this type of small object, which might have been cherished by the dead, were still buried as the token of memory.
String of Glass Beads

String of Glass Beads

1392–1910

Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)

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