• Koguryo and Balhae
  • Great Tomb of Gangseo
The Fourth Stone Prop of the Northern Wall (Side - Flying Fish)
TitleThe Fourth Stone Prop of the Northern Wall (Side - Flying Fish)
The Fourth Stone Prop of the Northern Wall (Side - Flying Fish)
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This Flying Fish is depicted on the side of the fourth stone prop of the northern wall in the Great Tomb of Gangseo. The Flying Fish appears in Shanhaijing or The Classics of Mountains and Seas as a fish with wings and legs. Legends claim that eating a Flying Fish can cure diseases and eliminate anxiety. As an auspicious animal, good harvest can be expected in years in which a Flying Fish appears.
Only one Flying Fish is visible in the image. Cardinal-colored clouds and lotus & palmettes blowing in the wind surround the Flying Fish.