Many Korean buddhist temples have pairs of tall tone plinths placed close to each other near the entrance of a temple. This bronze statue is a model of what would have once been a flagpole which would have been placed in between those plinths. This statue is a South Korean national treasure because it preserves, as a bronze model, what ancient temple flag poles must have looked like. Dated to the Koryo dynasty.
Courtesy & currently located at the Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea. Photo taken by Eric Drake

Many Korean buddhist temples have pairs of tall tone plinths placed close to each other near the entrance of a temple. This bronze statue is a model of what would have once been a flagpole which would have been placed in between those plinths. This statue is a South Korean national treasure because it preserves, as a bronze model, what ancient temple flag poles must have looked like. Dated to the Koryo dynasty.

Courtesy & currently located at the Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea. Photo taken by Eric Drake

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