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Handwriting believed to be that of 8th-century calligraphic master

General 13:58 May 16, 2019
Handwriting believed to be that of 8th-century calligraphic master
Handwriting believed to be that of 8th-century calligraphic master

This combined image, released by the museum of Uiduk University on May 16, 2019, shows two Chinese characters (L) that the museum's researchers discovered by taking a rubbing of a stone inscription at a hermitage affiliated with Cheongam Temple in Gimcheon, a city in South Korea's southeastern province of North Gyeongsang. The researchers have made out 22 Chinese characters believed to have been written by Kim Saeng, a Korean calligraphic master in the 8th century. The stone inscription was written in the Chinese calligraphy style of the Northern Wei dynasty, one of the most powerful standard script styles. The same two Chinese characters (R), which are from the rubbing of a stele to the monk Nanggong at Taesa Temple in Bonghwa in the same province, bear resemblance to the newly discovered handwriting of the calligrapher, who was active during the Unified Silla period (668–918) and revered as a sage calligrapher of Korea from the Goryeo Dynasty (918–1392) onward. (Yonhap)
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13:58 May 16, 2019
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