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A study on stone Buddha Statues of Jijangjeon and Yongsanjeon in the Sungju-temple in Changwon City

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1문화재청 부산국제부두 문화재감정위원

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ABSTRACT

Sungjusa is an old temple in Changwon City and it is said to be established in about early 9th century. Its inscriptions and buddha statues are mostly made after Imjinran(A War between Korea and Japan in 16C). An investigation for cultural assets carried in June 2009 confirmed the concrete environment about Buddhist cultural assets of Sungjusa. In the process of investigation, it is intriguingly confirmed for Seung-Ho to sculpture not only the Buddhist Sculpture at Jijangjeon but also the Buddhist sculpture at YongsanJeon, and many other Sculptures at many other places such as Eunginjeon(1684), Myeongbujeon(1684) at Jangansa Temple in Gijang nearby, Sudoam(Late 17C), Yongsanbojeon and Myeongbujeon at Duksa temple in Cheongdo, Bokwangjeon at Daejeonsa Temple in Cheongsong. Especially, the Statue of Yongsan at Sungjusa Temple was estimated to sculpture at year of 1681 with the sculpture at Jijangjeon by the fact of sculptured feature. Common features of the sculptures made by Seung-Ho are hefty body volume, slanting eyes, the feature of 2 ends of Geun that was turned over, the characteristics that the end of sleeves was turned to the direction of knees. Those above mentioned buddhist statues was featured by being made of buddhist stone called Kyeongjuwoksuk and produced in some restricted areas. The distribution of this stone was found on some coasts in Kyeongshangdo and Nakdong river area, which shows that the development of the maritime distribution and river canal has been utilized as a vehicle to move the stone mentioned. In a nutshell, this dissertation clarifies strong relationship between commercial route and the distribution of buddhist statues.

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