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.
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.