The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of June 23, 2017

Amita (Amitabha) Triad, 1400s

bronze with traces of gilding, Overall: 40.6 x 16.5 x 54.6 cm (15 15/16 x 6 7/16 x 21 7/16 in). Worcester R. Warner Collection 1918.501

This rare bronze triad from the 1400s shows Amitabha (Amita in Korean), or the Buddha of the Western Paradise, seated on a lotus pedestal at the center. He is flanked by two sacred attendants, Ksitigarbha (Jijang in Korean) on his left and Avalokitesvara (Gwaneum in Korean) on his right. The combination of these three Buddhist deities was particularly popular in the early Joseon period. The small scale suggests that this triad might have been displayed in a personal shrine rather than a large worship hall.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (3/17/2009 - 6/21/2009): "Korean Art in Early Choson, 1400-1600"

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