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Convex Roof-end Tile with a Kalavinka Design

AnonymusUnified Silla, 8th century

Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum
Gyeongju-si, South Korea

Kalavinka is an imaginary bird that appears in Buddhist scripts. It is a human-headed creature with a beautiful bird call. Convex rood-end tiles with a Kalavinka design were also excavated from the Hwangnyongsa Temple site, Bunhwangsa Temple, and Samnangsa Temple site as well as Wolji Pond.

Details

  • Title: Convex Roof-end Tile with a Kalavinka Design
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Unified Silla, 8th century
  • Location: Wolji, Inwang-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Korea
  • Type: architecture
  • Rights: Gyeongju National Museum
  • Medium: D 15.2cm

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