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Stone Standing Buddha Triad at Anguksa Temple Site, Dangjin

당진 안국사지 석조여래삼존입상 ( 唐津 安國寺址 石造如來三尊立像 )

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Classification Treasure
Name of Cultural Properties Stone Standing Buddha Triad at Anguksa Temple Site, Dangjin
Quantity 3 Buddha statues
Designated Date 1963.01.21
Age Goryeo
Address 188, Wondanggol 1-gil, Jeongmi-myeon, Dangjin-gun, Chungcheongnam-do

This stone standing Buddha Triad is located at the former site of Anguksa Temple on Anguksan Mountain (also known as Eunbongsan Mountain). The temple was rebuilt in 1929, but was closed again. There is also a large 5-meter-high standing stone Buddha located about 200 meters away from this site. The principal stone standing Buddha in the middle is wearing a large square Korean traditional hat, and has a face that is disproportionately large compared to the body. The oversized body exhibits a simple shape resembling a square pillar. The right hand lies across the chest while the left hand lies on the stomach with the thumb and middle finger pressed together. Bodhisattva statues were also erected to the right and left of the principal statue. The Bodhisattva on the right is buried to the waist, while the one on the left has the same form as the principal Buddha statue, although its head is badly damaged. The Triad was influenced by the popular style of Buddha statues of Chungcheong-do during the Goryeo Dynasty. It is a notable example of a Buddha triad along with the Stone Standing Buddha in Mireuk-ri, Chungju (Treasure No. 96).