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Seated Amitabha Buddha Triad of Muwisa Temple, Gangjin

강진 무위사 아미타여래삼존좌상 ( 康津 無爲寺 阿彌陀如來三尊坐像 )

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Classification Treasure
Name of Cultural Properties Seated Amitabha Buddha Triad of Muwisa Temple, Gangjin
Quantity 3
Designated Date 2001.08.03
Age The 9th year of the reign of King Seongjong of Joseon (1478)
Address 308, Muwisa-ro, Seongjeon-myeon, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do

The triad (Amitabha Buddha flanked by Avalokitesvara to the left and Ksitigarbha to the right) is kept in the Geungnakjeon Hall of Muwisa Temple. The main Buddha (height: 1.5m) at the center sits cross-legged on a lotus pedestal. It has a body of robust build and which is well-proportional. It features a round face and wears a robe hung on both shoulders. Its body looks slightly slanted forward. The image of Avalokitesvara follows the style of Amitabha Buddha. Its left leg is put below the pedestal, and it wears a gorgeous-looking crown. It has an ornamental object on the chest, its curly hair flowing down on the shoulders. Its two hands hold up a kundika bottle. The image of Ksitigarbha features a face smaller than that of the other two. It wears a hood on the head and holds a can with the right hand. Its right hand is put below the pedestal. The bottoms of the robes of Avalokitesvara and Ksitigarbha flow down below the pedestal. This triad is a work made during the period of transition from the late Goryeo Period (918-1392) to the early Joseon Period (1392-1910). It has significance as a work that set an example for Buddha images made in the mid-Joseon Period, and it has been preserved well.