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Treasure 1361

Wooden Seated Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva of Beopjusa Temple, Boeun
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Classification Treasure 1361
Name of Cultural Properties Wooden Seated Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva of Beopjusa Temple, Boeun
Quantity 1
Designated Date 2003.02.03
Age King Hyojong of Joseon Period
Address Chungcheongbuk-do Boeun-gun
In this painting, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva wears a gorgeous-looking crown containing a miniature Buddha image at the center and a belly armor-like, floral-patterned round plate.

Overall, the piece displays conspicuous ornaments.

The subject wears a stern expression on the square face.

The right hand is put on the chest, and the left hand is at the abdomen, with the thumbs touching the middle fingers.

The hands are depicted realistically.

The robe hung on both shoulders flows down and contours to the body.

The remarks found in the piece say that it was made in 1655 (the 2nd year of the reign of Emperor Shunzhi of the Qing Dynasty of China).

Simple, plain, and voluminous, this piece is regarded as an important material for those studying the Buddhist statues made in the late Joseon Period (1392-1910).