Face of Andong

As a stone Buddhist statue, its body is carved in a natural rock with its head put on it, which was separately designed, called Mah-aebul.
Thanks to a many-storied building called Yeonjaroo until the middle Joseon Dynasty, the statue isn't worn out so seriously.
The surrounding view of the Buddhist statue is quite similar to that of Mah-aebul in Gyungjoo Shinsunam, and the way of designing the head and putting it on the body is the same style as that of Pajoo Yongmiree.
It uses the cliff of 9.95m in height and 7.2m in width as its body with the head 2.43m high put on it, which was separately designed.
Compared to the Buddhist statue in Pajoo Yongmiree, it is rather small, but the building skill is superior. The whole height is 12.88m.
The frontal side of the head shows a complete figure, but in the back leaves the natural stone as it is.
Yookgye() or Bakho() in the way of embossed carving, long and generous-looking eyes, a chubby and sharp nose, large and long ears and soft lips. All of them are in a great harmony, giving a peaceful and merciful facial expression.
Her neck looks rather short, but in the part connecting the head with the body, Samdo is obvious, and Yeonjumoon in the figure of beads like a necklace is carved.
In the style that a canonical robe covers both the shoulders, Intagliated Eimoon(ڣ) of Tonggyeonui is expressed in a reversed character, which makes it easy to recognize the belt knot and the robe ridges.
Since she holds her left hand on the breast with her index and middle fingers touched and drops her right hand with her index and middle fingers touched as well, the statue is confirmed to be Amitayeorae of Jungpoomhasaengin.

On the surface of the Buddha statue with intagliated Eimoon are seen several small Mah-aebul images, but they seem to have been engraved before the creation of the statue, so they are hardly identified due to their serious attrition. Daejwa is composed of large-sized Danpanyounhwamoon.

With the holes placing in the southern shoulder of the statue body and in the rock in front it and the foundation stone on the northern shoulder, it is presumed that there used be a canopy-looking structure covering the whole Buddha statue for a better preservation.
The letter, Yeonjaroo(ק), indicating this castle-looking building, is carved in both the frontal bukdan of the statue and in the southern cliff of the statue body. Unfortunately, because of the weathering of ages, they are hardly identified.