In this posting, I’d like to show you the Golden Crown of King Muryeong in Baekje Kingdom.
There were the golden crowns of King and Queen just behind of the coffins.
The golden crowns of King and Queen in Baekje looked like humble compare to that of Shilla Kingdom.
Below was King’s crown.
Below was Queen’s crown.
But if you look at the golden crown, you can find some interesting things from the Golden Crown
King’s crown was slightly bigger and more brilliant that that of the Queen’s.
Even there were small ornaments on the King’s Crown.
But when comparing to the King’s crown of Shilla Kingdom, King Muryeong’s Golden Crown could be said humble.
Here what I’d like to tell you is the source of the pattern of the Golden Crown.
I think that every patterns have their original symbol.
But many scholars were not interested in the original source of the Golden Crown.
I’d like to ask you the first thought when you saw the King’s Golden Crown.
My mom answered me the patterns were similar to the fire.
My image of the patterns was as same as that of my mom’s
Here the fire could be said as the image of the Sun.
Interesting thing was the Queen’s Golden crown.
I also asked to my mom what the Queen’s Golden crown looked like.
She answered me the patterns were similar to the birds.
She picked the wings of birds among the patterns.
If you look at those crown carefully, you can distinguish symbols of birds.
I could find out the wings and the symbols of the fire.
When we sum up the symbols of the Golden crowns, we can estimate that the origin of the pattern is as similar as the symbol of the sun in Goguryeo.
The symbol of the sun in Goguryeo was three legged crow.
They believed that there was living three legged crow.
It could be understandable that there was common pattern between Baekje and Goguryeo, because Baekje had originated from Goguryeo.
The patterns relating to the Sun made me estimate weather existed common background among Goguryeo, Baekje and Japan.
As you know, the national symbol of Japan is the Sun.
In my opinion, the pattern relating to the Sun came from common cultural background.