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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Take Fivers: Equestrian Statues in Korean Republic

An equestrian statue is a statue of a rider mounted on a horse, from the Latin "eques", meaning "knight", deriving from "equus", meaning "horse". A statue of a riderless horse is strictly an "equine statue". A full-size equestrian statue is a difficult and expensive object for any culture to produce, and figures have typically been portraits of rulers or, more recently, military commanders.

In this take fivers, we will reveal the Equestrian Statues throughout Korean Republic. Please note that the equestrian statues of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il are not included in the list. Most of the Korean Equestrian Statues constitute the Generals or Field Marshals throughout three timelines: Silla (57BC-935CE), Goryeo (918-1392) and Joseon (1392-1910) Dynasties. 

The Statue of General Kim Yu-shin - Posthumous King Heungmu of Silla Dynasty in the Capital of Silla Dynasty - Gyeongju City, Northern Gyeongsang Province (Hwangseong Park)

The Statue of Field Marshal Inheon Kang Gam-chan, War Devil of Goryeo Dynasty in Field Marshal Kang's Birthplace - Nakseongdae-dong, Seoul Gwanak-gu (Nakseongdae Park)

The Statue of Red-robed General Chung-ik Kwak Jae-woo of Joseon Dynasty in Mangwoo Park, Hyomok-dong, Daegu Dong-gu