Convex Roof-end Tile with a Double Bird Design

unknownUnified Silla, 7~8th century,

Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum
Gyeongju-si, South Korea

This roof-end tile depicts a pair of birds facing each other and holding a branch in their bills. The birds are accompanied by lotus-flower designs above and below, with the edges adorned with a bead design arranged at regular intervals. Given that the same type of tiles were also excavated in Wolseong and the Gameunsa Temple site, this tile is estimated to have been made in the late 7th century.


  • Title: Convex Roof-end Tile with a Double Bird Design
  • 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: D 13.1cm

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