Aureola-shaped Adornment

AnonymusUnified Silla, 8th century

Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum
Gyeongju-si, South Korea

This piece is considered the most beautiful among artifacts of the same type excavated from Wolji Pond. This is a boat-shaped one decorated with patterns of arabesque and flames in openwork. The upper part features a small standing Buddha statue. The center of the metal plate has a hole to be fitted into a protrusion of the statue. Considering the size of this aureola, the statue is likely to have been around 20 cm long.


  • Title: Aureola-shaped Adornment
  • 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 30.0cm

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