Incarnate Buddha Ornaments

unknownUnified Silla, 8th century

Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum
Gyeongju-si, South Korea

Over 80 statues featuring a heavenly figure were discovered, the most numerous among such decorations, which suggests that the depiction of a heavenly figure was the most common decoration for the aureola of a Buddha statue. Among the discovered pieces, only four feature a heavenly figure playing a musical instrument such as a large Korean flute, a six-holed bamboo flute or a Korean mandolin.


  • 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: H 4.1cm

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