gilt-bronze Buddha; one hands holds holy water bottle, other is damaged; meant to be seen from front, back has three open rectangles (gilt chipped at lower half)

Standing Buddha, 8th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

Gilt bronzeexpand_more

Gift of Louis W. Hill, Jr.expand_more  76.72.115

G206expand_more

During the Unified Silla period (668–935), Buddhism was promoted not only for the salvation of individual worshippers but also for the Korean nation as a whole. Buddhist temples proliferated and bronze images were cast in great number. Artists created small statues like this for use on family altars. While earlier images reflect sculptural styles prevalent in China, the somewhat blocky proportions, stern expression, and simplified drapery pattern of this Buddha are expressly Korean.

Details
Title
Standing Buddha
Role
Artist
Accession Number
76.72.115
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gilt-bronze Buddha; one hands holds holy water bottle, other is damaged; meant to be seen from front, back has three open rectangles (gilt chipped at lower half)