Collection

Rubbed Copy of Copperplate of the Monument for Priest Yeomgeo

  • Culture / Period

    Unified Silla Period

  • Materials

    Silk

  • Dimensions

    112.0x37.0cm

  • Accession Number

    Bongwan-000289-000

This is a rubbed copy of the copperplate discovered at the stupa of the Buddhist monk Yeomgeo (National Treasure No. 104). Yeomgeo was a disciple of Doui and a teacher of Chejing. He was the second founder of the Gajisan Sect of Korean Buddhism. The record is the first concerning a stupa erected in honor of monk; the stupa is the oldest extant stupa in the country.

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