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
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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