There was a stone Buddha statue behind the Pagoda in Jeonglim-sa temple place.
The stone Buddha statue in that place looked strange.
This statue seemed to be made in Goryeo dynasty.
As I have posted several times, the art works in Goryeo dynasty were not better than those of Shilla and BaekJae dynasties which had been existed before Goryeo dynasty.
But even though statues in Goryeo dynasty looked not so excellent, it seemed that Buddha statues made in Goryeo dynasty seemed more friendly.
In my opinion, it’s because Buddhism in Goryeo dynasty was spread widely into people.
So ordinary people had began to make Buddha statues for their own.
In this manner, the statue in Jeonglim-sa place seemed the representative Buddha statue among the statues in Goryeo Kingdom.
It was simple but seemed to contain the feelings of the ordinary people.
This statue was consisted of 3 parts.
The most important part must be a face. But this Buddha statue had lost his face.
So people had made some face and put it on the baby.
In my guess, the one who had carved this face was not a crafted.
He must be an ordinary people.
The face of Buddha statue was not so well made though, it seemed to express the very heart in mind of common people.
The body of the statue was broken apart into 2 peaces.
It had lost its right arm.
And the surfaces of the statue seemed partly to have been flaked off.
The Last part of the statue was the sitting stand for Buddha.
It was decorated with the lotus flowers. It was carved very well and seemed to be made by very skillful mason, even though the lower part was broken into several pieces.
I saw people's ardent desire for the better world.