Sarira Reliquaries from the Five-story Stone Pagoda in Wanggung-ri, Iksan (Gilt-bronze Inner Chest of Sutra Plaque)

  • Culture / Period

    Unified Silla Period

  • Provenance


  • Materials

    Metal - Gilt-bronze

  • Dimensions

    H. 10.3cm, L. 15.3cm, W. 19.1cm

  • Designation

    National Treasure 123

  • Accession Number

    Sinsu 2125


This gilt-bronze inner chest used for storing gold sutra plaques was discovered during the dismantling and restoration of the Five-story Stone Pagoda in Wanggung-ri in 1965. The chest looks much like a cubic box and has a lid with beveled edges and a lotus flower with twenty-one petals carved in high relief at the center top, with a ring pierced through it. The chest was originally placed inside the outer chest, which is also made of gilt-bronze.

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