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SSANGSAJA SEOKDEUNG

The Beopjusa Ssangsaja Seokdeung (two-lion stone lamp) is one of excellent stone lamps built in the Silla dynasty. It is estimated to have been built in 720 (19th year of king Seongdeok). Stone lamp is known to have been built to prevent various misfortunes (8 misfortunes in Buddhism) with the help of Buddha. Lion is known to have been frequently used in stone structures since the Three Kingdoms era.

Among lions on stone lamps, those of the Beopjusa lamp are evaluated to be most excellent in workmanship. Compared with other stone lamps, this one is characterized by being bigger in sizes of Hwasaseok, fire container, okgaeseok covering the lamp.