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Clay Seated Vairocana Buddha Triad of Girimsa Temple, Gyeongju

경주 기림사 소조비로자나삼불좌상 ( 慶州 祇林寺 塑造毘盧遮那三佛坐像 )

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Classification Treasure
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 Girimsa Temple 420, Hoam-ri, Yangbuk-myeon, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do

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.