Civil Officials (Muninseok)


Joseon period (1392–1897), 19th century


Each: 50 × 18 × 18 in. (127 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm)

Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas, 1966.1

Object Description:

Stone statues of civil officials, or muninseok, were frequently made along with other animal-shaped stone sculptures to be positioned before tombs as guardians against malevolent spirits. Each of the figures here are dressed in official civil robes and carry official plaques (hol) of the type that courtiers held when addressing the king. In addition to civil officials, it was common to find statues of military officers wearing armor and holding weapons. A stone altar, incense burners, and a pair of stone posts were also regularly erected in front of Joseon-dynasty tombs.













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