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Dongguksa Temple: Buddha Triad Sculpture and Excavated Document Relics

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This is a Buddha sculpture, composed of three deities: Sakyamuni in the middle, Kasyapa on the right and Anadan on the left. It was made out of red clay and a wooden frame. The height of the Sakyamuni is 150 cm, the height of Kasyapa and Anadan on the side’s are both 160 cm. This is South Korea’s biggest Buddha statue, which was created in 1650 by the Buddhist Monk “Byeogam Gakseong” who was the leader of monk soldiers during the Japanese Invasion of South Korea in 1592 and the Manchu War of 1636.
Enshrined in Daejangjeon Hall of Geumsansa Temple in Gimje city, the sculpture was transferred to Dongguksa Temple at the end of the 1950s, and was designated as National Treasure No. 1718 in 2011. It is well-recognized as its completeness with stable features and smooth description of lines.
Under the custom of enshrining small crystals made from cremated remains of monks and Buddhist scriptures. The belly of this Buddha statue is said to contain many relics. Detailed records found in the statue contained 1,050 names of clergies and laities and properties provided to create the statue. 373 relics including Huryeongtong and Obomyeong, 50 Buddhist books were discovered from the inside of the Buddha triad. Which become the vital data to study the teachings of Buddhist history in the mid-Joseon Dynasty.
Especially, the Monk Ungmae, the Head monk among the six monks who created the statue, is one of the most famous people in the field of creating Buddhism sculptures in the 17th century, and the Buddhist Triad statue at Dongguksa Temple is his only existing works of art.

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