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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)

676-935

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

Description

This plate is embossed with an image of the Amita 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 Shilla period. Similar plates were used to decorate boxes that contained sacred relics.

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