Apr 11, 2012

Bronze Topknot Pin

Bronze Topknot Pin

동곳 (銅串)



Overall: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

General Income Fund 1918.506


Did you know?

This bronze hairpin was for a man to fix his topknot.


Metallurgy advanced remarkably in the Goryeo period (918-1392), explaining why a large quantity of sophisticated metal artifacts were used not only as daily accessories but also as burial goods. Men put their hair in a knot at the top of their heads. To keep their long hair from falling, a bronze pin such as this one was used.

See also
Korean Art
Korean Art
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General Income Fund

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