국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Roof Tile with Beast Design
  • Exhibition Name

    Roof-end Tile with Bestial Design

  • Culture/Period

    Unified Silla Period

  • Materials

    Clay - Hard

  • Category

    Housing - Architecture sub-material - Roof Material - Roof Tile of Demon Face

  • Dimensions

    L. 23.9cm, W. 25.9cm

  • Accession Number

    Jeongnae 883

  • Location

    Iuchi Isao Gallery

Roof tiles produced during the Unified Silla period grew much more austere. This example is a beast-shaped end tile. In the center of the surface rests a seated creature. A beast symbolizes both a king and valor, and is also considered a guardian of Buddhist law. These were used to dispel evil spirits during the Unified Silla period.