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Flagpole Supports at Mireuksa Temple Site, Iksan
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Classification Treasure
Name of Cultural Properties Flagpole Supports at Mireuksa Temple Site, Iksan
Quantity 2 pairs of flagpole supports
Designated Date 1963.01.21
Age Unified Silla Period
Address 80-2/ 79/ 93-1, Giyang-ri, Geumma-myeon, Iksan, Jeollabuk-do

The Mireuksa Temple, founded during the reign of King Mu of Baekje, is the largest Baekje temple among the ones still existing today. This temple site appears in a famous story about a young couple, Prince Seodong of Baekje, who later became King Mu, and Princess Seonwha of Silla. The dangganjiju refer to a pair of stone supports to hold flag poles used for special events held at the temple. They stand 90cm apart from each other. The pedestal is now totally destroyed and half buried into the ground while thankfully the supports are kept intact. These two supports don’t have any decorative engraving on them except for the horizontal stripes carved into the outer surface. The stone pillars have three holes for fastening banner poles. Each of the top holes is square, whereas the rest four are round. The simple design with little decoration on the props indicates that it dates back to the later period of the Unified Silla. These flag poles are often compared with those in the Suksusa Temple site (Treasure No. 59) and in the Buseoksa Temple (Treasure No. 255).