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Roofing tile: C.452-1984

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery


Maker: Unknown




Roof tile fragment with honeysuckle. Earthenware, moulded. Only the decorated front remains of this shallow curved roof tile. The design is crisply moulded and shows linked 'honeysuckle' (indongmun) motifs while the lower edge is bordered by a row of pearls or dots.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz gift

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.5 cm
Length: 18.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984) by Gompertz, G. St. G. M., Mr and Mrs


Unified Silla Period
7th Century
8th Century
Circa 600 - 800

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Unglazed earthenware, moulded

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.452-1984
Primary reference Number: 15973
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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