Silla : Korea's Golden Kingdom

Silla : Korea's Golden Kingdom

Book - 2013
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The Silla Kingdom, which flourished in Korea from 57 B.C. to 935 A.D., is known for its intricately crafted ornaments, many in resplendent gold, and for the creation of prominent Buddhist temples. Silla focuses on the striking artistic traditions of the Old and Unified Silla Kingdoms (4th8th century), and is the first publication in English to explore the artistic and cultural legacy of this ancient realm. Among the topics explored are Koreas position as the eastern culmination of the Silk Road in the first millennium A.D. and the character and evolution of Buddhism, as illuminated by objects from major monuments, temples, and tombs. The book also presents new research about Sillas ancient capital, Gyeongju, which is known for the Gyerim-ro Dagger, as well as the pottery, glass, and beads discovered in tombs located there. Featuring over 100 magnificent objects, newly photographed and presented with the latest scholarship, this volume will be a revelation to many, and a lavish introduction to the glory that was Silla.
Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780300197020
0300197020
Branch Call Number: 709.519 LEE
Characteristics: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 25 cm

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