Gapsa samsin bulgwae bultaeng
(Buddhist painting of Gapsa Temple)
2009.08.20(목) | 관리자
Gwaebul is a large Buddhist painting that is hung at the front garden of the sanctuary during sermons or ceremonies.
The Samsinbul, or the three Buddhas, Sakyamuni, Nosanabul with Birojanabul in the middle, preaching truth is the subject of this Gwaebul.
It is 2.47 m long and 9.48 m wide.
It is arranged into three sections; upper, middle, and low.
In the upper section there are the images of Avalokitesvara, Bodhisattva of Power, Buddha's disciples and guardian deities.
The Samsinbuls are in the middle and the images of Manjusri Bodhisattva, Bodhisattva of Karuna, the Four Devas and sarira Buddha are in the lower section.
Middle tone colors, such as green, red, yellow and the golden color lighten up the whole picture. This Gwaebul is unique in that it emphasizes the Samsinbuls in the middle.
The date of production is recorded as around 1650.
A list of donators of the many materials necessary for the drawing of this picture is also recorded, which makes it possible to assume the financial background of temples in the 17th century.
National Treasures 298
Location / Gapsa Temple. Gongju-si Chungcheongnam-do
Age King / Hyojong of Joseon Period