About this objectSmall stone stupas such as this one were constructed in Korea for preserving the relics of high monks and incorporated inscriptions recording the monk's deeds and words. This Buddhist stupa is unusual since a 'stupa book' containing information on when and for whom it was built was found with it. According to the book, it was built in 844 to honour a Silla priest named Yeomgeo (廉居, d.844) who was the second Seon (Zen) Master of the Gajisan (迦智山) School, which was one of the Seon Schools of the Unified Silla (668–935).
The stupa is in the shape of an octagonal house with carved images of the Four Heavenly Kings.
Subject and Association KeywordsArrivals
Subject and Association DescriptionLearn More: Pak 2004; Lancaster 1979.