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Hanging Painting of Chukseosa Temple

축서사 괘불탱 ( 鷲棲寺 掛佛幀 )

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Classification Treasure
Name of Cultural Properties Hanging Painting of Chukseosa Temple
Quantity 1
Designated Date 2003.08.21
Age The 44th year of the reign of King Yeongjo of Joseon (1768)
Address Chukseosa Temple 739, Wolgye-gil, Murya-myeon, Bonghwa-gun, 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 is a colored painting made on ramie fabric background, portraying a standing Buddha in full canvas with images of metamorphosed Buddha and bodhisattvas placed around the mandorla. At present, it is kept at the Main Hall. The round face of Buddha is portrayed in clear-cut, gorgeous colors, thereby creating a pleasant atmosphere. The pouch attached to the hanging painting produced huryeongtong (container containing gems, grains, incense, medicinal herbs, etc., attached to a Buddha image or painting), grains, and Dharani Sutra pages (4 sheets in 4 types) as well as two sarira pieces and a written prayer related to the hanging painting. The remarks written at the bottom of the painting say that this hanging painting was made by ten monk painters, including Jeongil, in 1768 (the 44th year of King Yeongjo’s reign). This piece has been preserved very well. Experts say that this is an excellent piece of work with conspicuous expression of the figure and patterns and use of gorgeous and harmonious colors. The objects found in the pouch attached to the piece and the written prayer related to the hanging painting make it a particularly precious material.