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    • Seated Gilt-Bronze Amitabha Buddha Statue in Bulguksa Temple
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 Classification National Treasure   27
 Name of Cultural
 Properties
Gilt-bronze Seated Amitabha Buddha of Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju
 Kind of Cultural
 Properties
Gilt Bronze Buddhist Statues
 Quantity 1 Statue
 Designated Date 1962.12.20
 Address Gyeongju National Museum, 186 Iljeong-ro, Inwang-dong  Gyeongju-si  Gyeongsangbuk-do
 Age Silla Period
 Owner Bulguksa Temple
 Manager Bulguksa Temple
 Description Located at the mountainside of Tohamsan Mountain in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Bulguksa Temple was founded by Kim Dae-seong in the tenth year of King Gyeongdeok of Silla (751).

According to Samguk yusa (Memorabilia of the Three Kingdoms) , Bulguksa Temple was built for the parents of his present life while Seokguram Grotto was carved for the parents of his previous existence.This 16.6-meter-tall statue of Buddha is enshrined in Geungnakjeon Hall in Bulguksa Temple.The head of the image has a form of two top shells fixed to each other and face has a benign look with semicircular eyelashes and a shapely nose.

The broad shoulder, imposing chest and nice shape tell us it is strong and magnificent.

Wide-open laps make it balanced and stable.

The robe, thrown over the left shoulder with the right shoulder exposed, is roughly folded, especially the folding coming out of the inside of collar were so really expressed.

A bit narrowed left hand, raised up to the shoulder, shows the palm, and the right hand, with the index finger and middle finger bent a little, is on the lap.In the flat shoulders, arms, simple robe and the hands, we notice it became more abstract than the typical Buddha statue in the middle of 8th century.

Generally it lost the tense, although it is big and huge.

It has a common style and sense of molding with the gold statue of the Seated Gilt-bronze Vairocana Buddha of Bulguksa Temple (National Treasure No 26).

It is considered a work between the late 8th century and the early 9th century.
 
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