국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Painting of Black Tortoise
  • Culture/Period

    Goguryeo Kingdom

  • Materials

    Paper

  • Category

    Culture / Art - Letter & Paintings - mural painting - copy

  • Dimensions

    L. 218.0cm

  • Accession Number

    K 80

This is a replica of the mural of a Black Tortoise on the northern wall in the burial chamber of the Gangseodaemyo Tomb. The Black Tortoise mural has the form of a snake coiling around a tortoise, heading to the west while the tortoise and snake face each other. The tortoise is staring into the air, his head tilted, while the snake, mouth agape, radiates fiery energy.