Characterization of Western Asia Glassware excavated from Hwangnamdaechong Great Tomb

황남대총(남분)의 서역계 유리제품 특성화 연구

  • 강형태 (국립중앙박물관 보존과학실) ;
  • 정영동 (국립경주문화재연구소) ;
  • 허우영 (호암미술관 문화재보존연구소) ;
  • 신용비 (국립경주박물관)
  • Published : 2004.10.01


A lot of foreign objects(ceramics, pottery, bronze, glassware and coins, etc.) have been found in the archaeological sites in Korea. These foreign objects are the evidences of the cultural exchanges of that time, whose scale and routes are an important part of the studies in ancient history. So it is crucial to accumulate basic reference information such as the raw materials and the production method of these objects through scientific researches, along with archeological researches. These scientific research materials provide a basis for finding the importing route and the origin of these objects. Besides, we can find out extraordinary and distinctive production technique by comparison with tile domestic objects. This article reports the result of an analysis, performing on 36 samples of the glassware fragments excavated from the South Tomb of the Hwangnamdaechong, to verify their components and note peculiar features. We have analyzed the major and minor components of 10 elements, and then by using these data examined the differences in the composition of components, varying with the origin and color of glassware. We used the PCA(principal component analysis) as the statistical method to classify the sample in order to find out how the samples formed groups.