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Seated Rock-carved Buddha of Wolchulsan Mountain by wipco

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Taken by
wipco wipco
Explore score
0.82 Gigapixels
Date added
May 15, 2013
Date taken

After deep digging of the northwestern Gujeongbong Peak of Wolchulsan Mountain, Yeongam-gun, in the Jeollanam-do Province, a grand size Buddha statue with 8.6 meters height was made.
By the right side of its knee, a statue of young monk was placed with him worshiping before the image of Buddha, in 86 centimeters of height.
It has usnisa (a protuberance on top of the head symbolizing supreme wisdom).
Although its face seems a little large for the rest of body, it looks stern and powerful.
Exposing the right shoulder, its flimsy robe well expresses the curvatures of a body.
Thinly carved pleats cover under the pedestal with the Buddha seats.
As a whole, delicate pleats and voluminous body look resilient and powerful.
The arms are expressed thinly for its great body shape.
The figure's right hand lies in the lap, while the tip of a finger was reaching down to the ground.
Its left hand lies in the lap with the palms pointed upward.
A mandorla framing, given form to the light of the Buddha, was made with a halo from the Buddha's head and a halo from its body independently.
Lotus design and ivy design are carved inside while a flame design is carved at the edge.
As a whole, it gives a well-balanced and solemn impression, and well expresses the feeling of movement with its delicated and elaborated carving skill.
However, it was made in the late Unified Silla era or in the early Goryeo Period, for a bigger face for the rest of the body and arms too thin give unbalanced and stiff impression.

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