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Reliquaries from the East Three-story Stone Pagoda at Gameunsa Temple Site
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Classification Treasure
Name of Cultural Properties Reliquaries from the East Three-story Stone Pagoda at Gameunsa Temple Site
Quantity 7
Designated Date 2002.12.07
Age Unified Silla Period
Address National Museum of Korea 137, Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

This sarira reliquary (Treasure No. 1359) was among the relics collected from the three-tiered stone pagoda (National Treasure No. 112) in the eastern section of the site of Gameunsa Temple in Wolseong-gun in the course of the work of dismantling it for repair in 1996. It looks similar to the bronze sarira reliquary (Treasury No. 366) found from the three-tiered stone pagoda in the western section of the site of Gameunsa in 1959. This reliquary, which contains a sarira bottle, has an outer casket. The outer casket displays the images of the Four Guardian Kings along with cloud patterns and ornamental rings inscribed with goblin face on the four sides. The inner casket is composed of platform, body, and canopy. The image of lion is placed at each corner of the platform. Each side of the platform shows the lotus petals made with a bratticing technique. Inside the bratticed part are images of guardian deities and bodhisattva carved in relief.