Incarnate Buddha Ornaments

unknownUnified Silla, 8th century

Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum
Gyeongju-si, South Korea

Cintamani-shaped ornaments come in six types: those with nothing attached; those with a flame design; those with an incarnate Buddha design; those with a cloud design; those with a flowery design; and those on bronze plates. With the exception of those with a flame design, all the others were made of crystal inlaid on a Buddha statue and, in most cases, the crystal cintamanis were placed on clouds to represent the splendor of the heavenly world.


  • Title: Incarnate Buddha Ornaments
  • 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: D 5.0cm

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