Silla Dynasty Gold Crown 5th-6th century A.D. Korea Unlike other ancient golden crowns, the Silla crown is made with pure gold and has 58 jade ornaments, and boasts the most immaculate craftsmanship among its contemporaries…In fact, what makes this artifact so unusual is that it was still resting upon the head of the king when it was discovered.
Red Deer Headdress Mesolithic, around 8500 BC. Excavated from Star Carr, Yorkshire, England. Made from the skull and antlers of a red deer, this headdress may have been worn with a deer-skin costume. It is believed that people used objects like this to help them look like and act like their prey, thus becoming better hunters. This suggests a particularly porous boundary between human and animal.