Friday, January 8, 2016

Goryeo Buddhist Artifacts Named National Treasures in Korea

By Lee Woo-young
Buddhist painting from the Goryeo (918-1392) period (Cultural Heritage Administration)
KOREA---Buddhist paintings from the Goryeo Dynasty and scriptures with outstanding historical and artistic values have been named National Treasures, the Cultural Heritage Administration said Thursday. The state-run cultural heritage agency designated three rare Buddhist paintings and two Buddhist scriptures made during the heyday of Buddhism during the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) as National Treasures. [link]

Silla-period Buddhist sculpture made in 766 A.D. (Cultural Heritage Administration)