Monday, September 14, 2020
A Noble Woman of Medieval Korea
Images from a grave recently excavated in Gyeongyu, South Korea, dating to the Silla Kingdom, 7th-8th century CE. That's some fabulous archaeological skill right there, to expose all those tiny beads and the gold pieces of the earrings without removing them. The headpiece is gilt bronze.
As are the shoes. Which makes me wonder; did this woman actually walk around in bronze shoes, or was this just for the funeral?
Grave goods. If you want even bigger images, the History Blog has them.