Title : Definitive Postage Stamp (80 Won)
Stamp Serial#
1066 
KPC#
274 
MICHEL#
1090 
StanGib#
1068c 
Scott#
1097 
Date of Issue
09/15/1977 
Quantity
To be issued as required 
Denomination
80Won 
Design
Earthenware of Monted Figure 
Designer
Ahn, Sung Kyung 
Image Area
22mm19mm 
Perforation
1213 
Sheet Composition
1010 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
As the second definitive postage stamp to be printed by the gravure printing method, instead of the offset print, the Ministry of Communications issues an 80-won stamp with a design of the Earthenware in the Shape of a Mounted Figure.

Earthenware of Mounted Figure:
Excavated from the Geumryeong-chong Mound in Gyeongju City, the ancient capital of Silla Dynasty, this earthenware is designated as National Treasure No. 91, and is 23.4cm high and 29.4cm in length. Typical of the clay dolls of the Silla Dynasty, circa 5th or 6th century, this item is owned by the National Museum of Seoul.

This sculptural piece depicts a figure mounted on a fully-harnessed horse with something like a cup attached on to its hips, while the tail serves as a handle. Water contained in the hollow interior of the horse pours out through the long hose linked to the breast. The expression of the breast, buttocks and the head is extremely realistic.