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Treasure 1813

Wooden Seated Amitabha Buddha Triad and Excavated Relics of Yongyeonsa Temple, Daegu
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Classification Treasure 1813
Name of Cultural Properties Wooden Seated Amitabha Buddha Triad and Excavated Relics of Yongyeonsa Temple, Daegu
Quantity 3 Buddha statues, 11 excavated relics (8 written prayers, 3 containers)
Designated Date 2014.01.20
Age King Hyojong of Joseon Period
Address Daegu Dong-gu
The Wooden Seated Amitabha Buddha Triad and Excavated Relics of Yongyeonsa Temple in Daegu are widely regarded as valuable sources of knowledge on Korean Buddhist sculpture in the seventeenth century.

The relics discovered in the secret repository inside the statues include written prayers containing details about the production date (1655), the temple in which they were enshrined, the identities of the artisans and other persons who were involved in the production of the statues, various documents including a record of the repair and re-gilding of the relics in 1762, and their container.

The statues are characterized by a youthful face, a stout but well-proportioned body delineated unreservedly, and the symbolic U-shaped folds of the robe above the knees, elements largely regarded as the characteristic features of sculptures by the monk-artist Dou (fl.

mid-seventeenth century).