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Hanging Painting of Eunhaesa Temple

은해사 괘불탱 ( 銀海寺 掛佛幀 )

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Classification Treasure
Name of Cultural Properties Hanging Painting of Eunhaesa Temple
Quantity 1
Designated Date 1997.08.08
Age The 26th year of the reign of King Yeongjo of Joseon (1750)
Address Eunhaesa Temple 951, Cheongtong-ro, Cheongtong-myeon, Yeongcheon, Gyeongsangbuk-do

This type of large-sized painting used to be hung in the front courtyard of a temple hall at an open-air sermon session or ritual. This piece, made on silk satin, contains symmetrical decorative patterns on both sides of the Buddha at the center. The Buddha dons a red robe and wears a benevolent facial expression, with a green mandorla laid behind his head. The round shoulders create a soft, smooth atmosphere. The top of the painting is adorned with birds and canopy. Peonies laid on both sides of the center symbolize peace of the Buddhist world. Red and green colors are used a lot on the ocher-colored silk satin, with the brush strokes exquisite and refined. Made in 1750 (the 26th year of King Yeongjo’s reign), the painting shows the rise from a pond where lotus flowers are in full bloom to the heavenly world. It is said to be a masterpiece among the Buddhist paintings of the 18th Century, featuring the refined shapes of things, sophisticated brush strokes, and nice combination of colors.