Korea, 500-1000 A.D. [Timeline of Art History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art]
"Through a series of military and political moves, the kingdom
of Silla (57 B.C.–668 A.D.) achieves dominance over most of the
Korean peninsula by the end of the seventh century." With a period
overview, list of key events, and nine related artworks.
Silla, 668-935 [The Art of Asia, Minneapolis
Institute of Arts]
"In 660, the Silla rulers allied their armies with forces from
T'ang China to defeat both Paekche and Koguryô." A brief
one-paragraph overview, with one object representative of the period.
Treasures: The Royal Tombs of Silla [Timeline
of Art History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art]
A short introduction, with images of six artifacts, of which four are
found in the museum's collection.
Korea and the Silk Road: Golden Age, Golden Threads [PDF] [Korea
This 200-page curriculum unit covers three topics: 1) Was Silla Part
of the Silk Road?; 2) Did the Silk Road Create Silla's Golden Age?;
3) Sillan Individuals and the Silk Road. (The third section discusses
two notable women of the period, Queen Sondok, r. 632–647, and
Queen Chindok, r. 647-654.) With maps, images of artworks, in-depth
readings, and suggested activities for the classroom.
Sillans in the Silk Road World [PDF] [Korea
A 44-slide presentation about the Silla dynasty, prepared by Richard
McBride, professor of history at Brigham Young University, Hawai'i.
With many maps and images of relevant works of art.
Rise of Silla [PDF] [Korea Society]
For grades 9 to 12. With five "documents" — two historical
sites with religious significance, one map, and two works of literature/philosophy.
918-1392 [The Art of Asia, Minneapolis Institute
"The last Silla king abdicated the throne in the early 10th century
and married the daughter of the upstart General Wang Kon, who founded
the Koryo dynasty (918-1392)." A brief one-paragraph overview,
with two objects representative of the period.
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