Deterioration Mechanism Interpretation and Surface Contaminant Analysis of the Five-Storied Stone Pagoda in Tapriri, Uiseong

의성 탑리리 오층석탑의 표면오염물 분석 및 손상메커니즘 해석

  • Lee, Mi Hye (Conservation Science Division, National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage) ;
  • Chun, Yu Gun (Conservation Science Division, National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage) ;
  • Lee, Myeong Seong (Conservation Science Division, National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage)
  • 이미혜 (국립문화재연구소 보존과학연구실) ;
  • 전유근 (국립문화재연구소 보존과학연구실) ;
  • 이명성 (국립문화재연구소 보존과학연구실)
  • Received : 2013.08.07
  • Accepted : 2013.10.11
  • Published : 2013.10.28


The Uiseong Tapriri Five-Storied Stone Pagoda (National Treasure No. 77) is typical stone cultural heritage in Unified Silla Dynasty, Korea. The pagoda has been occurred black, brown discoloration and microcrack, exfoliation, granularity decomposition with white discoloration because of continuous weathering. As the results of analysis for the contaminants, chemical weatherings are generated that black contaminant by manganese oxide, brown contaminant by iron oxide, white contaminants by gypsum and taranakite. And physical weatherings, such as microcrack, exfoliation, are occurred by salt(gypsum) crystallization. Therefore, these need to remove the contaminants according to the conservation treatment manual, and regular monitoring using P-XRF to preserve long-term the Five-Storied Stone Pagoda at Tapri-ri, Uiseong.


Supported by : 국립문화재연구소


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