South and North Kingdoms period (676–935), Unified Silla
H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1912
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.