Art/ Collection/ Art Object

금동여래입상 통일신라
金銅如來立像 統一新羅
Standing Buddha

Period:
South and North Kingdoms period (676–935), Unified Silla
Date:
8th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Gilt bronze
Dimensions:
H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.37.136
Not on view
The gilt-bronze statue is a typical small icon made for private devotion in the Unified Silla kingdom and exemplifies a high point in the production of Buddhist sculpture in Korea. The Buddha's hand gesture (mudra) symbolizes the dispelling of fear and the granting of wishes.
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