Period: South and North Kingdoms period (676–935), Unified Silla
Date: 8th century
Medium: Gilt bronze
Dimensions: H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number: 12.37.136
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.