South and North Kingdoms period (668–935), Unified Silla dynasty
H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1912
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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