In previous posting, I wrote about the Buddhist Pagoda of Bunhwangsa.
I posted that the pagoda seemed to be related to that of India.
I’d like to post the stone sculptures of this pagoda.
There are four stone windows at each direction.
Near the stone windows, there is a pair of stone warriors.
What I’d like to share with you on this stone statues is the appearances of that.
The first thing I’d like to introduce to you is the appearance of the face.
The face appearance looked different from each other.
The appearance of some faces were removed by the rain and the wind of long long time.
More than 1400 years are seemed to be enough for the appearances the statues being eroded.
But some of the faces were still sustaining it’s original appearances.
I felt something interesting appearances among the faces.
It seemed that some of the appearances were looked like Arian’s face, while the others were seemed to be that of Asiatic appearances.
Below looked like an Arian face for me, the face was destroyed though.
The line of the chin seemed like to express the mustache and whiskers.
In my opinion, there had been existed active exchange of the cultures between western and eastern society.
Shilla was the very last area of the silk road between the western and the eastern world.
So it must be taken into granted that the proof of the influence was found among the relics of Shilla dynasty’s.
The one more interest statues were stone lions of at the end of the foundation of the pagoda.
The standing board explained that those animals were lions.
But it seemed that the appearances of the statues seemed to be different that of the lions.
Each sculptures were slightly different from each other in it’s appearances.
I couldn’t specify the exact appearances of the statues.
Some of the sculptures looked like an animal of imagination, Haetae.
Do you recognize the differences of the sculptures ?