The Buddha’s hair is curled in whorls and his face is rather long and wears a stern expression without a smile. The large robe covers both shoulders and the expression of both the outer and inner clothes are highly lifelike. Behind the head and back were holes created while the statue was cast, and the inside is hollow. Given the voluminous face, lifelike physical figure, expression of the wrinkled drapery, and its excellent casting technique, this statue is estimated to have been produced in the mid-8th century and considered the most outstanding among the Buddha statues excavated from Wolji Pond.


  • Title: Buddha
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Unified Silla, 8th century
  • Location: Wolji, Inwang-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Korea
  • Type: Buddhist sculpture
  • Rights: Gyeongju National Museum
  • Medium: H 14.0cm

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