A Study on Stone Figures of the Goryo Royal Tomb Placed in Ganghwado

강화 고려왕릉의 석물 연구

  • Han, Na Lae (National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage)
  • 한나래 (국립문화재연구소 고고연구실)
  • Received : 2008.08.25
  • Accepted : 2008.10.10
  • Published : 2008.10.30

Abstract

Since now, the study on the Goryo royal tomb has been insufficient because of the realistic restriction. Goryo royal tombs are mostly located in Gae-sung, the capital of the Goryo Dynasty and we don't have possibility to see them actually. And also the Study on stone figures which has been closely related with the structures of the royal tomb has limited in Unified Silla and the Choson Dynasty period. So in this paper I have examined Stone figures of the royal tomb in Gangdo period with the target on five Goryo royal tombs of that period. In the result of this study, the royal tomb system in Gangdo period was more streamlined than that of the previous period. For example, facilities such as the railing stone or a folding screen stone were simplified. And sculpture Came to be smaller than after that perial. Also Icon of sculpture changed. It is presumed that this change was because of the anxious situation of Gangdo period with politic and social.