Gilt Ornamental Lion Head Door Handle

unknownUnified Silla, a.682

Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum
Gyeongju-si, South Korea

This ornament was used as a door handle. A loop connected the two holes at the corners of the tough-looking lion’s mouth. A long tip protruding from the rear of the lion’s head was used to attach this ornamental handle to a door.


  • Title: Gilt Ornamental Lion Head Door Handle
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Unified Silla, a.682
  • Location: Gameunsa Temple Site, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Korea
  • Type: Sarira Reliquary
  • Medium: H 28.0cm

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