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Birojanabul Buddha
Korea
Choson Dynasty (1392–1910)
Keyaki wood
H: 52.5 cm

Birojanabul (Vairocana) is identified by its mudra, the right hand clasping its left index finger; the hand gesture called jigwon-in. He is sitting in dhyanasana position on a round high lotus base. Buddhist wood statues represent an important part of the sculptural tradition of the Choson period.

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