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ISSN : 1598-1142(Print)
ISSN : 2383-9066(Online)
Journal of architectural history Vol.27 No.1 pp.7-16

A Study on the Origin and Change of Moro-Dancheong Meoricho

Lee, Eun-Hee
* Corresponding Author : Lee, Eun-Hee


Meoricho of Dancheong is a pattern that placed at the end of each elements. We call Dancheong which has Meoricho Moro-dancheong. Meorico is the pattern comes from the metal ornaments of ancient architecture. The most primitive forms of Meoricho is Saw-toothed Design. Since the influence of Buddhism in the Northern Wei dynasties Saw-toothed Design have changed Tied lotus Design. Tied lotus Design of the Unified Silla it becames Gak-yeop Design and Yeo-ui-doo Design Meoricho in Goryeo Dynasty. Since Goryeo Dynasty there’s been great and small variations in the internal composition of Meoricho, but the outline has maintained as it was. Therefore the completed form of the outline of Meoricho could be regarded as the one that was formed in Goryeo Dynasty.

모로단청 머리초의 기원과 변화과정 연구