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Iron Seated Vairocana Buddha of Hancheonsa Temple, Yecheon

예천 한천사 철조비로자나불좌상 ( 醴泉 寒天寺 鐵造毘盧遮那佛坐像 )

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Classification Treasure
Name of Cultural Properties Iron Seated Vairocana Buddha of Hancheonsa Temple, Yecheon
Quantity 1 Buddha statue
Designated Date 1980.08.23
Age Unified Late Silla
Address Hancheonsa Temple 142, Hancheonsa-gil, Gamcheon-myeon, Yecheon-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do

This Seated iron Vairocana Buddha is 1.53m tall. Although its mandorla and pedestal have disappeared, its excellent appearance shows skills rarely seen among Buddha statues from the end of Silla. The robe, whose pleats come down from the left shoulder, looks strong and it is naturally treated, but the pleats over the arms and knees have a more formalized appearance. The long upper body, the flat narrow part of the nose, and the exceptionally prominent philtrum are characteristic of late Silla when a trend of abstraction began to appear. This is an excellent example of the iron statues of Buddha that were prevalent at that time.