With the asymmetrically arranged ends of his robe falling beneath his lotus throne, and floral scrolls and leaping flames enframing him, the Buddha casts a downward glance. A hollow compartment in the back contains four texts that date from the Choson Dynasty (16th-17th century).


  • Title: Buddha
  • Creator Nationality: Korean
  • Date Created: 16th century
  • Physical Dimensions: w27.4 x h43.2 x d9 cm
  • Type: sculptures; figurines
  • Rights: Acquired by Henry Walters, 1920, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
  • External Link: The Walters Art Museum
  • Medium: gilt on wood
  • Provenance: Yamanaka & Co., New York [date and mode of aquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1920 by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Place of Origin: Korea
  • Artist: Korean

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