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Convex Roof-end Tile with a Floral Medallion Design

unknownUnified Silla, 8~9th century

Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum

A floral medallion is an imaginary flower that combines the lotus with other various plants. It has two types: an eight-petal variant of a lotus, and a four-petal one with freely arranged leaves and stems. This floral design first appeared in Sassanian Persia around the 7th century, and was introduced to Silla via China’s Tang dynasty and then became widely used throughout the Unified Silla period.

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  • Title: Convex Roof-end Tile with a Floral Medallion Design
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Unified Silla, 8~9th century
  • Location: Wolji, Inwang-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Korea
  • Type: architecture
  • Rights: Gyeongju National Museum
  • Medium: D 15.8cm

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