• Koguryo and Balhae
  • Tokhung-ri Tomb
Eastern Wall of the Entrance
TitleEastern Wall of the Entrance
Eastern Wall of the Entrance
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Eastern Wall of the Entrance(Illustration)
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This mural is painted on the eastern wall of the entrance passage in Tokhung-ri Tomb. The murals of this area have suffered the most deterioration, and the contents are extremely difficult to discern. A closer look at the mural remains reveals depictions of two to three standing figures, a lotus, and a monster resembling a lion. The lotus symbolizes rebirth in Buddhism, and the lion is a guardian of Buddhist laws or teachings. These elements are evidence of the deceased's Buddhist views of the world.