국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Agalmatolite Zodiac Image (Rabbit)
  • Exhibition Name

    Figurines of the Twelve Zodiac Animals

  • Culture/Period

    Unified Silla Period

  • Materials

    Stone

  • Dimensions

    H. 40.8cm

  • Accession Number

    Bongwan 14628

  • Location

    Unified Silla Period

This is one of the images of the Twelve Zodiac Animal Deities made of agalmatolite, which were unearthed from what is known to be the tomb of General Kim Yu-sin of Silla. This deity with a rabbit’s head displays an imposing figure, standing on a rock, a shield in its right hand and a short sword in its left hand. Its gorgeously adorned armor is realistically portrayed.