Title : Special Postage Stamps Commemorating the "5000 Years of Korean Art" Exhibition (7th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1176 
KPC#
C-829 
MICHEL#
1201 
StanGib#
1434 
Scott#
1194 
Date of Issue
05/20/1980 
Quantity
5,000,000 
Denomination
30 won 
Design
Stone Tiger 
Designer
Kim Jae-min 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż5 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
The exhibition "5000 Years of Korean Art" has been held in the United States, in one city after another, since May 1, 1979, and is scheduled to continue through June 30, 1981, when it will have been held in a total of seven major cities.

In an attempt to make the abundant and unique artistic heritage of the Korean people known throughout the world, the Ministry of Communications seizes this occasion to issue special stamps featuring some of the exhibits and other works of art valued as national treasures. The following two stamps are the third of the sets planned for this year, and the 7th Issue, overall:
1. Mounted Nobleman.
This is a mural painted on an inside wall of a Koguryo period tomb called "Sangyeong Chong". It depicts a nobleman with a pair of feathers on his head riding a galloping horse, the upper part of his body bent forward. Although the horse here, with its hind legs not fully stretched out, fails to give the exact image of a galloping horse, the painter nevertheless succeeds in realizing strength, in the muscles of its legs.

2. Stone Tiger.
This stone Tiger, sculptured out of granite, is considered as the finest of animal sculptures produced during the Yi Dynasty period. The humorous face carved graphically and cubistically evokes smiles, and the body composed with elegant lines reveals a perfect formation. The sculpture is 1.15m high and 1.55m long, and is now owned by the Dankook University Museum.