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Buddhist Painting of Buryeongsa Temple (The Vulture Peak Assembly)

불영사 영산회상도 ( 佛影寺 靈山會上圖 )

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Classification Treasure
Name of Cultural Properties Buddhist Painting of Buryeongsa Temple (The Vulture Peak Assembly)
Quantity 1
Designated Date 1997.08.08
Age King Yeongjo of Joseon Period
Address Buryeongsa Temple 48, Buryeongsa-gil, Seo-myeon, Uljin-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do

The robe is hung only on the left shoulder of Shakyamuni Buddha. The fingers of the right hand point to the bottom, symbolizing an act of repressing evil spirits; the left hand is placed on the lap, with the hangmachokjiin gesture (right hand is hanging down and his left hand is resting on top of the knee). Shakyamuni Buddha is surrounded by the ten leading bodhisattvas, Four Guardian Kings, and ten leading disciples. Most of the paintings about the Vulture Peak Assembly portray the eight leading bodhisattvas, but this one depicts the ten leading bodhisattvas. The bodhisattvas below Shakyamuni Buddha are portrayed as noticeably large. The red color of Shakyamuni Buddha’s robe and the double-rimmed mandorla behind Shakyamuni Buddha are compared to those of the styles of the late Joseon Dynasty. The value of the paintings is enhanced by the use of beautiful colors and exquisite skills of portrayal. The piece was made in 1733 (the 9th year of King Yeongjo’s reign). Its dignified style and preservation in good condition make it a valuable material for those studying the Buddhist paintings of the Joseon Period.