Korean Art History Resources: Three Kingdoms and Earlier

Jeulmun8000 BC - 1500 BC
Mumun1500 BC - 300 BC
Bronze Age800 BC - 300 BC
Iron Age300 BC - 1 AD
Goguryeo (NK)37 BC 668 AD
Proto-Three Kingdoms (SK)1 AD - 300 AD
Three Kingdoms (SK)300 AD - 668 AD


(See also: Korea Resource Page)

Early Korea - Web Resources
Amsadong, Gochang, and Hwasun Neolithic sites. Mike Gunther
Ancient History of Korea. Northeast Asian History Foundation
Analysis of the Astronomical System of Constellations in Koguryo Tomb Murals. Kim Il-gwon
Art of the Silla Kingdom. Wikipedia
Buddhism in the Three Kingdoms. Wikipedia
The Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom. China.org
Goguryeo. Wikipedia
Goguryeo Tomb Murals. Koreana Magazine, Autumn, 2004
Goguryeo Tombs.Mike Gunther
Korea and Japan: the Origin of the Yamato Dynasty in the Japanese Islands. Wontack Hong
Korea's Prehistoric Past. Mythopedia
Northeast Asia's intra-mural mural wars. Asia Times, 2003
Prehistoric Korea. Wikipedia
Preservation of the Koguryo Kingdom Tombs. UNESCO
The Royal Tombs of Silla. Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shared Heritage Sites: The Mural Tombs of Gaogouli-Koguryo. China Heritage Quarterly, 2007
The Three Kingdoms Period. KoreanHistory.info
Three Kingdoms temples and tombs. Mike Gunther
Three Kingdoms of Korea. Wikipedia
Tomb Murals of the Four Guardian Deities from Gangseojungmyo. National Museum of Korea

Early Korea - Image Links (click inside)

1. before 300 AD
13,000 BP - 3500 BP 4th millennium BC 7c BC n.d. 4c BC
3c-2c BC 1c-3c AD 2c-3c AD n.d.

2. Goguryeo Tomb Paintings
Anak #3, 357 Anak #3 Muyong, mid 4c Muyong
Tokhung-ri, 408 Sasinchong, 6c Ohoe #5, 6c Gangseo, 6/7c

3. Three Kingdoms - Pottery
5c 5c n.d. n.d. 5c-6c
5c-6c 5c-6c 5c-6c 5c-6c 501-523

4. Three Kingdoms - Gold crowns, metalwork, and ornaments
5c-6c 5c-6c n.d. 5c-6c 5c-6c 5c-6c n.d.
early 6c 6c 3c-7c

5. Three Kingdoms - Buddhist art
6c mid-6c late 6c late 6c 1st half 7c 1st half 7c mid-7c

[last updated: August 6, 2013]


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