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SACHEONWANG SEOKDEUNG

The Beopjusa Sacheonwang Seokdeung is octagonal stone lamp, and is viewed as a typical Silla stone lamp. Considering the carving technique of it, it is assumed to have been made when Jinpyo Yulsa rebuilt Beopjusa in the king Haegong era (ruled for 765~780). The stone hole containing fire is octagonal, with four sides open for air, and other four sides decorated with sachenwang. On top of the cover stone, two-layered support for precious stone remains, but the precious stone itself is missing.

Sacheonwang is the four gods who protect the four sides around the Soomisan mountain. The east god is Jiguk Cheonwang, the west one is Gwangmok Ccheonwang, the south one is Jeungjang Cheonwang, and the north one is Damon Chenwang.