Convex Roof-end Tile with Bracken Design

  • Culture / Period


  • Materials

    Clay - Hard

  • Dimensions

    D. 15.7cm

  • Accession Number

    Jeongnae 14


This convex roof-end tile is of a type that was widely used in Han China and the Lelang Commandery. The use of a bracken design on roof-end tiles was based on the belief in the importance to gi (vital energy) of heaven and earth and on an intense longing for the world of the Taoist immortals.

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