Eleven-faced Avalokitesvara

unknownUnified Silla(668~935)

Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum
Gyeongju-si, South Korea

According to the Illustrative Anthology of Joseon’s Historical Remains, this statue is the Avalokitesvara that stood to the right of the Buddha statue that was found at the Jungsaengsa Temple site on Mt. Nangsan, Gyeongju. The carving of the eleven Bodhisattva faces in a line around the head was unprecedented in China and Japan. The left arm and hand, holding a kundika bottle, and the left foot, were recently restored based on estimations of their original appearance.


  • Title: Eleven-faced Avalokitesvara
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Unified Silla(668~935)
  • Location: Mt, Nangsan, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Korea
  • Type: Buddhist sculpture
  • Rights: Gyeongju National Museum
  • Medium: H 200cm

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