국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Epitaph of a Daughter of a Local Official in Gyeongju
  • Exhibition Name

    Epitaph Tablet of Daughter of Kim Jiwon

  • Culture/Period

    Goryeo Dynasty

  • Provenance

    Gaeseong area

  • Materials

    Stone

  • Category

    life in society - life in ceremony - funeral services - a graveyard

  • Dimensions

    H. 2.7cm, D. 21.5cm

  • Accession Number

    Deoksu 2580

  • Location

    Goryeo Dynasty I

This epitaph was written for a daughter of Kim Ji-won, a local clerk in Gyeongju, Gyeongsang-do Province. The omission of a husband’s name from the epitaph has been attributed to her unmarried status. The eight-petal flower-shaped tablet seems to represent the father’s deep affection for a loving and beloved daughter who predeceased him.