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    • Rock-carved Standing Buddha in Icheon-dong, Andong
    • Rock-carved Standing Buddha in Icheon-dong, Andong
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 Classification Treasure   115
 Name of Cultural
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Rock-carved Standing Buddha in Icheon-dong, Andong
 Kind of Cultural
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 Designated Date 1963.01.21
 Address San 2, Icheon-dong  Andong-si  Gyeongsangbuk-do
 Age Goryeo Period
 Owner National Property
 Manager Andong-si
 Description The body of this huge Buddha statue was carved in a depressed fashion on a 12.38-meter high natural stonewall.

The head was placed on the top separately.

This method was used generally in the Goryeo Dynasty.

The Standing Rock-carved Buddha in Yongmi-ri, Paju (Treasure No.

93) is an example.The back of the head was almost completely destroyed, but the front is intact.

The usnisa (a protuberance on top of Buddha's head), shaped like a topknot, is relatively high, and the long eyes and thick lips are smiling serenely.

This is why this statue is not as dull as other huge Buddha statues made during Goryeo Dynasty.

There is a little bit of orange paint left on the head, face, and especially the lips, which tells us this statue used to be painted.

The folds in the clothes covering both shoulders looks like a graph.

The index fingers and middle fingers of each hand are put together, with the left hand on the chest and right hand on the stomach, which shows the unique gesture of Amitabha Buddha.This huge Buddha statue is 12.38 meters high, and it represents the dominating style of folk Buddha statues made during the Goryeo Dynasty.
 
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