Buddha's Seated Stone Statue

Buddha's Seated Stone Statue

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AddressOn the premises of Daebisa Temple, 590, Bakgok-gil, Geumcheon-myeon, Cheongdo-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
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Buddha's Seated Stone Statue at Bakgok-dong

This statue of Buddha is thought to have been made during the Unified Silla Dynasty. This is a statue of Maitreya which is about 1.35m high.
The statue  made of granite is on a lotus flowered  pedestal. Though the statue is damaged from several fires and vandalism, losing its original shape, the skill of its strong and intense carving  can still be seen. Its general formative style is similar to that of Seokguram Grotto in Gyeongju (National TreasureNo. 24). The statue is highly esteemed as a masterpiece from the Unified Silla Dynasty.