Bracelet with a Comma-Shaped Ornament (Gogok) Artist: Unknown

Image not available

5th–6th century c.e.

Asian Art

On view, 2nd floor, Asian Art

In Korea, comma-shaped ornaments decorated belts, crowns, necklaces, and bracelets. This bracelet combines quartz with forty-two small, dark blue glass beads. Known as Indo-Pacific beads, they were made in southern India for trade to Southeast Asia and beyond. Thousands of these glass beads have been excavated in Korea, attesting to the importance of maritime trade to Silla, which was located in the southern part of the peninsula.


Quartz and glass


Pendant with Beads: 4 3/4 × 3/4 × 1/4 in. (12.07 × 1.91 × 0.64 cm)
Large Pendant: 1 7/8 × 1 × 5/8 in. (4.76 × 2.54 × 1.59 cm)
Small Pendant: 1 1/16 × 3/8 × 1/4 in. (2.7 × 0.95 × 0.64 cm)

Credit Line

Lent by the Peabody Museum of Natural History, YPM ANT 295688

Loan number



Silla Kingdom (57 B.C.E.–676 C.E.)


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.

Object copyright
Additional information

Object/Work type

bracelets (jewelry)

Technical metadata and APIs

Linked Art

API response for this object

Linked Art is a Community working together to create a shared Model based on Linked Open Data to describe Art.