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Belt ornament with chrysanthemum design

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This Korean Goryeo dynasty belt buckle is an excellent example of the period’s sophisticated metalwork. Two cast-silver frames form the buckle’s two decorated panels, which probably were attached to a leather belt. The buckle’s high-relief work on the right side depicts tree peonies,...

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By 1960, Robert Treat Paine Jr. (b. 1866 - d. 1951), Cambridge; 1960, gift of Paine to the MFA (Accession Date: November 9, 1960).

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Gift of Robert T. Paine, Jr.

Korean, Goryeo dynasty, 12th–13th century

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L. 6.2 cm (2 7/16 in.), w. 23 cm (9 1/16 in.), d. 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gilt silver with repousse decoration




Jewelry / Adornment