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Treasure 958

Clay Seated Vairocana Buddha Triad of Girimsa Temple, Gyeongju
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Classification Treasure 958
Name of Cultural Properties Clay Seated Vairocana Buddha Triad of Girimsa Temple, Gyeongju
Quantity 3 Buddha statues
Designated Date 1988.11.04
Age Joseon Period
Address Gyeongsangbuk-do Gyeongju-si
Girimsa Temple was originally built as Imjeongsa by Buddhist Monk Gwangyu in 643 (12th year of the reign of Queen Seondeok during the Silla Period) and was renamed by Buddhist Monk Wonhyo.

Enshrined in Daejeokgwangjeon Hall of this temple, this clay seated Vairocana Buddha triad was made by placing mud on a juniper frame.

Vairocana Buddha is at the center as the principal Buddha, with Bhaisajyaguru Buddha and Amitabha Buddha on his left and right, respectively, as attendants.

The triad has a solemn, refined, and dignified face but simple expression due to the thick clothes and belt around the belly.

It is estimated to have been produced in the early 16th century.