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Funerary Stupa of a Buddhist Monk

Unknown10th century ; Between 930(4th year of King Kyungsoon,Unified Silla) - 10th century ; 939(22th year of King Taejo, Goryeo)

Ewha Womans University Museum

Ewha Womans University Museum
Seoul, South Korea

<treasure no. 351> This stone stupa, or shrine for the sarira pearls found in the cremated ashes of Buddhist masters, is believed to have been erected at Borisa Temple in Yongmun-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi Province. The sarira inside the stupa were presumably retrieved from the cremated body of the great monk Taegyeong (862-930 C.E.). A representative work of Goryeo stone structures, this stupa inherits the style of the previous kingdom of Unified Silla.

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  • Title: Funerary Stupa of a Buddhist Monk
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 10th century ; Between 930(4th year of King Kyungsoon,Unified Silla) - 10th century ; 939(22th year of King Taejo, Goryeo)
  • Physical Dimensions: h237 cm
  • Provenance: Ewha Womans University Museum
  • Type: Stone pagoda
  • External Link: Ewha Womans University Museum

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