The stupa of Yeongoksa Temple in Gurye is a typical octagonal circular stupa that has been in vogue since the Unified Silla period, and is considered an important historical material for studying the style of stupas built during the Unified Silla period. In addition, the various patterns carved on the stupa are beautifully and elaborately expressed, so they have outstanding artistic value. Although the exact date of construction and the main character of the stupa are unknown as no record of the stupa was erected, it was designated as a national treasure on December 20, 1962 in recognition of its good preservation and its academic and artistic value.
The pagoda head of Yeongoksa Temple, designated as National Treasure No. 53, was made in the form of a tray using wood.The octagonal tray consists of a series of regular octagons and irregular octagons.
Walnut, Bamboo, Hanji
35 x 110 x 35
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No. 128 Intangible Cultural Property of Seonjajang (Handheld Fan Making)