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 - Soft

  • Category

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

  • Dimensions

    H. 35.2cm, W. 23.5cm

  • Accession Number

    Jeung 1884

  • Location

    Yoo Chang-jong Gallery

Roof tiles with a beast design were manufactured in large quantities during the Unified Silla Period. Those made in the late 7th century and the early 8th century reached mature stage in terms of the overall shape and design. This roof tile features the close-up face of a beast, enhancing the sense of voluminous-ness.