• Koguryo and Balhae
  • Susahn-ri Tomb
Southern Wall of the Main Chamber
TitleSouthern Wall of the Main Chamber
Southern Wall of the Main Chamber

This is the complete reception scene depicted on the southern wall of the main chamber in Susahn-ri Tomb. Both sides of the threshold on the south entrance feature figures who appear to be gatekeepers facing toward the center. They stand at the entrance to greet incoming and send off outgoing people. The eastern section of the wall features a single gatekeeper, and the western section features two gatekeepers standing side-by-side. The cloud patterns in the image indicate that this space is not of the real world but the Buddhist Land of Bliss in the afterlife.