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The Four Lion Stone Pagoda
The Four Lion Stone Pagoda is a South Korean pagoda at the Buddhist temple of Hwaeomsa, in Gurye County, Jeollanam-do. It was most likely erected in the 9th century, during the Unified Silla period, although its exact origins and purpose are unknown. Built in the non-typical style, the pagoda has a two-story platform and a single body adorned with relief imagery of the Four Heavenly Kings. It is most notable for the four lion sculptures which make up the upper tier of the platform. It is registered by the Cultural Heritage Administration as Treasure 300 and is commonly known as the "Hwaeomsa Pillar
Issued Country Korea
Issued Year 1978
Category Buddhist Symbol Buddhist Arts
Type Postage Stamps
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