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Shakyamuni with Ananda and Kashyapa
  • Korea
  • Shakyamuni with Ananda and Kashyapa, 1200s, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)
  • Where object was made: Haein-sa Temple, Mount Kaya, South Korea
  • woodcut, restrike
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 275 x 214 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 13/16 x 8 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 467 x 318 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 18 3/8 x 12 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0035

Shakyamuni sits on octagonal lotus throne, Ananda (the youngest disciple) stands on the left, Kashyapa (the oldest disciple) on the right.

The Tripitaka Koreana (Goryeo Palman Daejanggyeong) is the oldest and most complete extant collection of Buddhist sutras in East Asia. It was carved onto 81,258 woodblocks in 1237-1248 (during the Goryeo dynasty, 918-1392) and is housed at Haein-sa Temple, Mount Kaya in South Korea. (See official online database, http://kb.sutra.re.kr/ritk_eng/intro/introSutra.do)