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Gwaneumbyeonsang taenghwa,

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#374-8 (Dongsan-ri, Woljeongsa Temple), Odaesan-ro, Jinbu-myeon
Gangwon Province.


Cultural Asset


Type : Gangwon Province's Tangible Cultural Asset No. 137
Title : Unsuam Temple Gwaneumbyeonsangtaenghwa(or altar portrait of Buddha for Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva)
Classification : Portrait of Buddha
Quantity : One(1) piece
Designation Date : December 29, 2001.
Location : Woljeongsa Temple Seongbo Museum
Period : King Jeongjo of the Joseon Dynasty
Possessor : Woljeongsa Temple
Manager : Woljeongsa Temple

This Gwaneumbyeonsangtaenghwa , or an altar portrait of Buddha for Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva is said to have originated from Woljeongsa Temple for quite a long time, but the details for its holding history has not known. The painting of Buddha is displayed in the Woljeongsa Temple's Seongbo Museum.

The piece is a painting of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva who had been met with Sudhana Kumāra of giving him his hand-written teaching. The work is a rarity in that there is almost nothing that drew the appearance of incarnation of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva's own body like it among the paintings of Buddha of the late Joseon Dynasty. It is thought that it would be probably one of the 33 fold incarnations separately drawn on a one screen, each scene on each fold, given that the Gwaneumbyeonsangtaenghwa is a small and simple iconography.


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