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Collection Online as of February 29, 2024

String of Glass Beads

String of Glass Beads

400s CE
Location: 236 Korean

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.
  • ?-1917
    (Yamanaka and Company, New York, NY, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    1917-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
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    Lee, Soyoung, and Denise Patry Leidy. Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013.
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  • The Other Side of the Story - Korean Gallery 236 Rotation. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (October 27, 2020-April 25, 2021).
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Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1917.1059