- Ear pendant
- Historical period(s)
- Three Kingdoms period, 6th century
- 8.5 cm
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- Elaborate gold pendants were worn as earrings or suspended from crowns. Tombs in the Kyongju area (capital of the Silla kingdom) yielded ear pendants similar to this pair (F1917.521-522).These pendants hang from hollow gold loops. Sheet-gold and beaded gold wire are combined to form elaborate but delicate designs.
Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1917 
From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1917 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 Undated folder sheet note. Also see Original Miscellaneous List, S. I. 1270, Freer Galley of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
- Former owner
- C.L. Freer source: Yamanaka and Co. , New York
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- beaded wire, earring, Korea, Three Kingdoms period (1st century B.C.E. - 7th century C.E.)
- Collection(s) Area
- Korean Art
- Web Resource(s)
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum