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


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.