선암사랑 낙안읍성 사이에 있는 금둔사 삼층석탑과 이상한 마애불 같은 석조불상이다.
저 불상 뒷면이 야시꾸레해서 그라인딩을 한듯하다.
금석문을 새기려 한 것인지 아니면 어디 벽면 덧댐 벽돌처럼 쓰려했는지 도통 짐작할 수가 없다.
이것이 본래 위치라면 설명대로 불비상인 듯 하다.
연화대좌는 본래 세트인듯 하고, 넙띠기 갓도 세트인 느낌이다.
앞쪽엔 이른바 배례석拜禮石이 있고 그 한쪽엔 사자상이 있는데 두 마리 세트였을 듯한데 이 역시 이 불상과 한 세트였는지 나는 모르겠다. (2015. 5. 3)
순천 금둔사지 삼층석탑 順天金芚寺址三層石塔
보물 제945호 Treasure No. 945
Three Stone Stupa at the Site of Geumjeonsa Temple, Suncheon
This pagoda stands on a ruined temple site at Geumjeonsan Mountain. The area is presumed to be a formal site of Geumdunsa Temple; a record in Dongguk yeoji seungnam (Augmented Survey of the Geography of Korea) states thus: “Geumdunsa Temple is located on Geumjeonsan Mountain.” This pagoda consists of a two-story platform topped with a three-story body. The pillars are carved on the lower platform, with the Eight Guardian Deities carved with pillar designs on the upper platform. As for the main part, the body of each story and its roofstone are made of a single stone, and pillars are carved on every corner of the body. In particular, the front and rear sides of the body on the first story have a carving of a door with padlock, whereas the right and left sides are carved with offerings for the Buddhist statue. The roofstone is supported by five-layer supports, and it has a flat eave. The roof surface is gently slanted but suddenly extends upward at every corner. This pagoda is presumed to have been built around the ninth century since it has the typical characteristics of Buddhist art of the Unified Silla Period. The peculiar case of offering image on the right and left sides of the body on the first story is quite remarkable. This stone displays well-balanced scale of every part and polished carving technique.
순천 금둔사지 석조불비상 順天金芚寺址石造佛碑像
보물 제946호 Treasure No. 946
Buddhist Stele at the Site of Geumjeonsa Temple, Suncheon
This stone stele stands on a ruined temple site at Geumjeonsan Mountain. The area is presumed to be a formal site of Geumdunsa Temple; a record in Dongguk yeoji seungnam (Augmented Survey of the Geography of Korea) states thus: “Geumdunsa Temple is located on Geumjeonsan Mountain.” This stele with roof-like canopy and pedestal has a Buddha statue carved in relief on one side of a large rectangular stone, forming a huge stone monument. A low usnisa (protrusion on the top of Buddha’s head) rises on top of the head, and the face has a soft shape. The well-proportioned bodyline looks solid and refined. The sacerdotal robe draped over the shoulders is carved with horizontal pleats. The two hands are on the chest, with the thumbs and forefingers touching each other. There is an inscription on the rear of the Buddha statue, but it is illegible due to serious weathering. This stele is assumed to have originally had a Bodhisattva statue on top of the rear side and the elephant statue on the bottom. The finial ornament has a shape similar to a roof, with lotus leaves facing downward and upward carved on the pedestal. Expressions such as stiffer face and coarse hem are important examples showing the characteristics of the realism prevalent in the ninth century.