Mountain Spirit and Tiger. The Mountain Spirit (Sanshin), Korea's most important indigenous deity, personifies the veneration of mountains, also manifested by the powerful tiger that accompanies him. The Mountain Spirit is considered a protector of Buddhism and most Korean Buddhist temple complexes include a shrine dedicated to him.  Alongside is his fierce tiger, considered a holy animal, and behind him is a pine tree, symbol of longevity.

Mountain Spirit and Tiger. The Mountain Spirit (Sanshin), Korea's most important indigenous deity, personifies the veneration of mountains, also manifested by the powerful tiger that accompanies him. The Mountain Spirit is considered a protector of Buddhism and most Korean Buddhist temple complexes include a shrine dedicated to him. Alongside is his fierce tiger, considered a holy animal, and behind him is a pine tree, symbol of longevity.

Mushindo Male Mudang Spirit 황해도

Mushindo Male Mudang Spirit 황해도

Dragon and Clouds | 1615-1868 | Edo period | Ink on paper | Japan | Gift of Charles Lang Freer | Freer Gallery of Art | F1907.538a-b

Dragon and Clouds | 1615-1868 | Edo period | Ink on paper | Japan | Gift of Charles Lang Freer | Freer Gallery of Art | F1907.538a-b

The Dragon with Cloud Painting. 운룡도 The dragon implies the power of the Chosun dynasty(1392~1910). The painting also contains the wishes for blessing and exorcism of evil spirits.

The Dragon with Cloud Painting. 운룡도 The dragon implies the power of the Chosun dynasty(1392~1910). The painting also contains the wishes for blessing and exorcism of evil spirits.

Portrait of a Scholar-Official in a Pink Robe -  Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), 19th century

Portrait of a Scholar-Official in a Pink Robe - Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), 19th century

Mountain Deity -  Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), 19th century Paintings

Mountain Deity - Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), 19th century Paintings

[Joseon Dynasty, 19th Century] Dragon amidst Clouds 雲龍圖

[Joseon Dynasty, 19th Century] Dragon amidst Clouds 雲龍圖

Buddha Standing Amitabha Made in Korea Period: Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910)

Buddha Standing Amitabha Made in Korea Period: Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910)

The Dragon with Cloud Painting. 운룡도 The dragon implies the power of the Chosun dynasty(1392~1910). The painting also contains the wishes for blessing and exorcism of evil spirits.

The Dragon with Cloud Painting. 운룡도 The dragon implies the power of the Chosun dynasty(1392~1910). The painting also contains the wishes for blessing and exorcism of evil spirits.

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