Apr 12, 2012
Apr 12, 2012

Plaque with the Image of Amitabha Triad

Plaque with the Image of Amitabha Triad

금동판제 아미타삼존상 (金銅板製阿彌陀三尊像)


Embossed copper plate covered with gold leaf

Overall: 11.5 x 11 cm (4 1/2 x 4 5/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1987.59


Did you know?

Amitabha is believed to dwell in the Western Paradise where repentant souls are reborn in a lotus pond. Here, this savior deity is sitting in a lotus pedestal.


This plate is embossed with an image of the Amitabha Buddha flanked by two attendants. The plate, created by hammering softly from the back of the metal sheet, highlights the advanced metalworking techniques of the Unified Silla period. Similar plates were used to decorate boxes that contained sacred relics.


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