Three-story Stone Stupa from Goseonsa Temple Site

unknownUnified Silla, 7th century

Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum
Gyeongju-si, South Korea

This three-story stone stupa from the Goseonsa Temple Site, along with the east and west three-story stone stupas in Gameunsa Temple, is thought to represent the original form of common stone stupas from the Unified Silla Period. A number of stone plates were assembled to form both the two-tiered base and the stupa portion of the third story. The first story bears engravings of a guardian on all four sides, and small holes on the surface indicate where gilt-bronze plates would have been attached. Before the stone stupa was moved, a hole for a sarira casket was found inside the third story, but the whereabouts of the reliquary is unknown.


  • Title: Three-story Stone Stupa from Goseonsa Temple Site
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Unified Silla, 7th century
  • Location: Goseonsa Temple Site, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Korea
  • Type: Stupa
  • Rights: Gyeongju National Museum
  • Medium: H 10.2m

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