국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Convex Roof-end Tile with Inscription
  • Culture/Period

    Unified Silla Period

  • Materials

    Clay - Hard

  • Category

    Housing - Architecture sub-material - Roof Material - End-tile of Convex Roofing Tile

  • Dimensions

    D. 14.2cm

  • Accession Number

    Jeongnae 743

This convex roof-end tile contains Chinese characters associated with a Buddhist temple dating to the Unified Silla period. Written in thick strokes, the characters read “Injeongjisa” (因井之寺), a reference to the name of a Buddhist temple. There are also thick bead patterns around the tile’s edge. These features indicate that the tile was made at some point during the end of the Unified Silla period or the early Goryeo period. Similar items have been unearthed in Gyeongju and its vicinity.