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Acquired in 1926 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
McKillop, Beth. Korean art and design: the Samsung gallery of Korean art. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1992, p. 36, Plate 6.
collection_code
EAS
credit
date_end
0800-12-31
date_start
0650-01-01
date_text
650-800 (made)
descriptive_line
Circular tile end, earthenware with moulded decoration; Korea, Unified Silla period, 650-800
dimensions
Diameter: 13.5 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Ceramics Study Galleries, Asia & Europe, room 137
historical_context_note
This end tile would have been used to adorn the roof of a Buddhist temple.
historical_significance
history_note
id
19073
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T20:36:30.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T20:36:30.000Z
latitude
38.281347
location
Ceramics Study Galleries, Asia & Europe, room 137, case K, shelf 1
longitude
127.095594
marks
materials
earthenware
materials_techniques
Earthenware with moulded decoration
museum_number
C.153-1926
museum_number_token
c1531926
object_number
O16609
object_type
Circular tile
on_display
1
original_currency
English pounds sterling ( £ )
original_price
15s.
physical_description
This tile end with an apparently simple design like the lotus flower is in fact a complex pattern of five concentric circular motifs. A central seed pod is outlined by a narrow band of radiating lines, followed by two rows of petals. The rim of the tile is completed by triangular zigzags.
place
Korea
primary_image_id
2006BF2307
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This grey earthenware roof tile is decorated with a lotus flower motif. A central seed pod is outlined by a narrow band of radiating lines, followed by rows of petals. The rim of the tile is completed by a concentric band of triangular zigzags. A large number of tiles similar to this one have been excavated at Kyongju, the capital of the Unified Silla kingdom. This tile dates from the Unified Silla period (AD 668-918), which began when the kingdom of Silla unified the whole peninsula of Korea.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
circular-tile-unknown
sys_updated
2014-07-31T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
moulded
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
800
year_start
650