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Excavated Korean castle rooftile 4-10c

Excavated Korean castle rooftile 4-10c

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1343178

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Heavy roof tile used for castle, excavated from Gyeongju in Korea. Three Kingdoms - Silla.
Unusual form for the roof tile, with such characteristic letter-like design at center.
At backside, 'Excavated in April, Taisho 2 (1913)' hand-written by the Japanese excavational research group.
No fatal crack as seen.

approx. H 14.5cm (5.70in), W 14cm (5.51in), T 3.5cm (1.37in)

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