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Dry-lacquered Seated Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva of Naksansa Temple, Yangyang

양양 낙산사 건칠관음보살좌상 ( 襄陽 洛山寺 乾漆觀音菩薩坐像 )

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Classification Treasure
Name of Cultural Properties Dry-lacquered Seated Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva of Naksansa Temple, Yangyang
Quantity 1
Designated Date 2003.02.03
Age Early Joseon (Early 15th Century)
Address Naksansa Temple 100, Naksansa-ro, Ganghyeon-myeon, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do

This image of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva portrays him as sitting cross-legged on an octagonal metal pedestal, with the back straight and the head bent slightly forward. The crown he wears looks very flamboyant. His square-shaped face does not look rigid. His facial features are neat, and the three lines on the neck are clear-cut. The chest is portrayed as rather conspicuous. His right hand is held up to chest level, with the left hand put near the belly. The thumbs are touching the middle fingers, and the robe hung on both shoulders flows down naturally. Gorgeous-looking bead accessories adorn the entire body. The way the image is portrayed tells us that the piece was made in the early Joseon Period (1392-1910), based on the traditional styles of the late Goryeo Period (918-1392). Overall, the body is well-proportioned, and the facial expression is nice. The well-preserved status of the crown makes the piece a precious material for those studying ancient crowns.