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Petrographic Characteristics and Deterioration Evaluation of the Rock-carved Seated Buddha at Bugmireugam Hermitage in Daeheungsa Temple of Haenam, Korea
해남 대흥사 북미륵암 마애여래좌상의 암석기재적 특성과 손상도 평가
Econ. Environ. Geol. 2019 Dec;52(6):617-26
Published online December 31, 2019;
Copyright © 2019 the Korean society of economic and environmental gelology.

Ji Hyun Cho1 and Chan Hee Lee2*
조지현1 · 이찬희2*

1Buyeo National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, Buyeo, 33123, Korea
2Department of Cultural Heritage Conservation Sciences, Kongju National University, Gongju, 32588, Korea
1국립부여문화재연구소, 2공주대학교 문화재보존과학과
Received November 12, 2019; Accepted November 28, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
In this study, we investigated the petrographic characteristics and physical property of the Rock-carved Seated Buddha at Bugmireugam hermitage of Daeheungsa temple in Haenam. The Buddha Statue was carved on micrographic granite, and the rock was composed of the fine quartz encircled by orthoclase. The results of diagnosis for deterioration evaluation have shown a highly damage rate of black contaminants (8.4%) and crack index (6.6). The ultrasonic velocity have detected SW (slightly weathered) grade of weathering coefficient (mean 0.18). Various weathering factor on the surface of the Buddha Statue was affected by precious shelter, and physical property with ultrasonic was directly influenced by the structural characteristics and fissure of host rock.
Keywords : Bugmireugam hermitage, physical property, Buddha Statue, micrographic granite, deterioration diagnosis


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