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A finial refers to a tiled structure attached to both ends of the ridge of the roof. They served to stave off evil spirits and were also used as decoration to add to the resplendence of the building. About 20 pieces of finials of this kind were excavated from Wolji Pond.

unknownUnified Silla, 7~8th century,

Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum
Gyeongju-si, South Korea

A finial refers to a tiled structure attached to both ends of the ridge of the roof. They served to stave off evil spirits and were also used as decoration to add to the resplendence of the building. About 20 pieces of finials of this kind were excavated from Wolji Pond.

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  • Title: A finial refers to a tiled structure attached to both ends of the ridge of the roof. They served to stave off evil spirits and were also used as decoration to add to the resplendence of the building. About 20 pieces of finials of this kind were excavated from Wolji Pond.
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Unified Silla, 7~8th century,
  • Location: Wolji, Inwang-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Korea
  • Type: architecture
  • Rights: Gyeongju National Museum
  • Medium: H 54.0cm

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