Designated as : Treasure No 1262
Name : Yeongsanguibultaeng
Made in : Choseon Sukjong period
: San 81-3, Yongbongsa, Shingyeong-ri, Hongbuk-myeon, Hongseong-gun,
Yeongsanguibultaeng is the picture that Buddha makes
a lecture at Yongchuk mountain. Guibul means a big Buddhism picture
to hang in the front yard of the temple to perform a big Buddhist
ceremony or ritual ceremony.
Buddha is in the center and
fills the whole screen, 8 Buddhist saints and 10 followers are surrounding
him. Buddha is sitting down in the center with his right hand on
his knee and his left hand on his belly button. On both sides, 8
thin faced saints are standing with lotus flowers, and guardians
Sacheonwang, Jaeseokcheon and Bumcheon are surrounding Buddha with
the saints. There are 10 followers in the top of the picture, and
some saints have the same hair style with Buddha. The picture was
painted with mainly red and green, and the artist also used light
green and purple, so the picture looks very calm and warm.
picture was drawn to pray for the repose of Sukjong son’ soul after
he die. Monk Jingan drew this in Chojeon Sukjong 16 year (1690),
but it is changed in Yongjo 1 year (1725) and the word was written
on the bottom of the picture.
This picture is very important
that we can see the artificial characteristic of 17 ~ 18th centuries
such as the size of the Buddha got smaller.