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Greenish Gray Folk-style Scholar-Official Tomb Guardians

18th-19th century, Korea

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granite mounted on wooden base
with base: L 46 in.; R 52 in. height

These poksu guardians would have stood at entrance to village or Buddhist temples, before a gate to a walled fortress or by the roadside. In addition to their role as guardian, they serve as border marker and milestone. they may face each other or stand side by side.




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