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Roof-end Tile with Lotus Design 2
YGM-Z31
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

These roof-end tiles are rare with only a very few excavated. This is the only tile preserved in its complete form among the roof-end tiles of Goguryeo. It is a decorative tile placed on each tile end of the roof. It is also designed for inversion at the tile end. It is called a 'Gobsae' (a Korean word meaning hunchback) roof tile because of its bent back. This type of tile can be used to fuse with and stabilise the upper part of the roof in which it is connected with "monster mask" tiles. (see:YGM-Z41). On the side, at the edge are eight "apricot stone" shaped lotuses, and U-shaped small petals, as ornaments between the lotuses. This kind of pattern is believed to be the early style of the Pyeongyang-seong Period, a periodization of the Goguryeo history. This period relates to the location of the then capital city, Pyeongyang-seong, to which the tradition of the Guknae-seong Period, whose capital was located at Guknae-seong, passed.

History of the Object
This is an object collected from an antique store in the Pyeongyang area, North Korea by Ito Shobei in the 1910s. This type of roof-end tile was excavated from the Gungjeonji, Hwando mountain fortress in Jiban and the Daeseong area of Pyeongyang City.

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Type
Architecture 
Materials
Earthenware 
Measurements
Diameter 14.2 cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Pyeongyang city, Pyeongannam-do Province, North Korea 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
BCE 1st century ~ AD 7th century 
Creation date
BCE; 1st Century BCE - 7th Century AD; Goguryeo(BC 37 - 668 AD) 
Function
Building materials (Roof Tile) 
Acquisition
In 1964, Isao Iuchi obtained the collection of Ito Shobei, which had been gathered since the 1910s. Composed of Korean roof- end tiles, half of this collection was donated to the National Museum of Korea in 1987 and is currently exhibited in the Museum's Iuchi Isao Room at the Donations Gallery. The other half was utilized as a research resource at the Iuchi Ancient Art Reaserch Institute until 2005, when director Changjong Yu obtained it. It is now preserved at the YooGeum Museum of Roof-end Tiles. 
Copyright
YooGeum Museum of Roof-end Tile 
Acknowledgements
Chang-jong Yoo (Roof-end Tile in East Asia), Seoul: Misul Munhwa, 2009. YooGeum Museum of Roof-end Tile, (Korean Roof-end Tile Collection: 100 Years, 100 Highlights), Seoul: YooGeum Museum of Roof-end Tile, 2008. 
Owner
YooGeum Museum of Roof-end Tile 
Museum
Yoo Geum Museum of Roof-end Tiles 
Credit line
YooGeum Museum of Roof-end Tile 

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