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    Stone placed in front of a tomb : Stone statues (of men, animals and objects)

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    Stone figures have been made since the Unified Silla Period, creating the heyday of the Joseon Dynasty.
    During the Joseon Dynasty, it became common to build tombs not only for the nobility but also for the middle and ordinary classes because it was considered proper practice to build and dedicate tombs according to Confucian values.
    The descendants of the deceased placed various stone figures, such as Moon In Seok, Moo In Seok, Hyang Ro Seok, Mang Joo Seok and Jang Myung Deung , in front of a tomb with all their utmost efforts and tried to be formal within their status and economic power.
    These statues reflect the phases and styles of the times.