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Polished Stone Tools and Metal Tools of Korea

"Polished Stone Tools and Metal Tools of Korea"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 10  October 26, 2021 (Tue) - May 22, 2022 (Sun)

  
Crown, Attributed provenance: Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea, Three Kingdoms period (Gaya), 5th century (Important Art Object, Gift of the Ogura Foundation)

This section of the gallery introduces archeological artifacts from Korea, including stone and bronze weapons and sophisticated cast ornamental fittings with animal motifs. It also features mirrors, hooked belt fittings, and other items associated with the Lelang Commandery, an administrative division established by China’s Han dynasty in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 4 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
Important Art Object Bronze Ornamental Fitting, With animals Attributed provenance: Gyeongju, Korea Early Iron Age-Proto Three Kingdoms period, 3rd-1st century BC Gift of the Ogura Foundation, TJ-4939
Highlight Bronze Dagger Excavated at Ochon-ri, Pyongyang, Korea Early Iron Age, 2nd century BC TJ-4401
Highlight Scabbard Fittings Attributed provenance: Seonsan, Korea Early Iron Age-Proto Three Kingdoms period, 3rd-1st century BC Gift of the Ogura Foundation, TJ-4953
Highlight Important Art Object Crown Attributed provenance: Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea Three Kingdoms period (Gaya), 5th century Gift of the Ogura Foundation, TJ-5061