Silla : Korea's golden kingdom /
Soyoung Lee and Denise Patry Leidy ; with contributions by Ham Soon-seop, Huh Hyeong Uk, Insook Lee, Juhyung Rhi, Yoon Onshik, and Yoon Sangdeok.
New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press, [2013]
xv, 219 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), color maps ; 26 cm
0300197020 (hbk.), 1588395022 (hbk.), 9780300197020 (hbk.), 9781588395023 (hbk.)
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New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press, [2013]
0300197020 (hbk.)
1588395022 (hbk.)
9780300197020 (hbk.)
9781588395023 (hbk.)
contents note
Silla, an introduction / Soyoung Lee and Denise Patry Leidy -- The ancient city Gyeongju : space and monuments / Juhyung Rhi -- Gold culture of the Silla kingdom and Maripgan / Ham Soon-Seop -- Vessels for the afterlife : Silla pottery, ca. 400-800 / Soyoung Lee with the assistance of Yoon Onshik -- Silla, the steppes and continental culture / Denise Patry Leidy and Soyoung Lee -- Of glass and gold : Silla tombs, the Silk Road, and the steppes / Insook Lee -- The Gyerim-ro dagger and the riddle of Silla's foreign trade / Yoon Sangdeok -- Interconnections : Buddhism, Silla, and the Asian world / Denise Patry Leidy with the assistance of Huh Hyeong Uk.
general note
Catalog of an exhibition held November 4, 2013-February 23, 2014 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
"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 (4th-8th century), and is the first publication in English to explore the artistic and cultural legacy of this ancient realm. Among the topics explored are Korea's 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 Silla's ancient capital, Gyeongju, which is known for the Gyerim-ro Dagger, as well as the pottery, glass, and beads discovered in tombs located there." -- Publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-212) and index.

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