Comma-shaped PendantArtist(s)KoreanArtist NationalityKorean (culture or style)Object Creation Date5th century - 6th centuryMedium & SupportnephriteDimensions
1 11/16 in x 2 13/16 in x 1 1/16 in (4.29 cm x 7.14 cm x 2.7 cm);4 3/4 in (12.07 cm);4 3/4 in (12.07 cm);1 9/16 in (3.97 cm)Credit LineMuseum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection FundSubject matter
It was popularly used to make necklaces or as pendants attached to a crown or other accessories.Physical Description
It looks like a rescent, animal's tooth or fetus. There is a hole and some carved line on the head part.
This is a comma-shaped bead made from dark green jade. Such crescent moon-shaped beads, referred to as gogok
, were used to decorate golden crowns, clothing, and belts. This example, which was attached to other ornaments via the hole in its head, is typical of comma-shaped beads of the Three Kingdoms period. Three parallel lines are incised across the hole, from which four more incised lines radiate upwards.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p.33]Primary Object Classification Jewelry Primary Object TypependantCollection AreaAsianRights
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