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Fine Buddhist Painting, Chijang Posal,Ten Kings/Attend.

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Paintings: Pre 1900: Item # 958315

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A Fine Buddhist Painting, Chijang Posal,Ten Kings and Attendants: Korea, Choson Period, 19th Century. Unframed panel, multi-color on hemp, 165cm x 119.5cm (65” x 47”), it is in very fine condition, removed from an old frame. *** About this painting; This painting would have originally been hung behind the statue of Chijan Posal and the Ten Kings in the Myungbu-jun, “ Hall of the Underworld” ar Chijang-jun, “Hall of Chijang”. In the center Chijang Posal is seated, accompanied by his retinue in much smaller figures. This painting depicts the most complex type of iconography of Chijang and the Ten Kings painting od Jeoson period. In Buddhism the function of Chijang Posal is the compassionate Savior of the beings of Yukdo and he is the supreme Lord of the Underworld. The cult of Chijang and the Ten Kings was popular during Koryo period among the commoners and became even more popular Jeoson period.