Incarnate Buddha Ornaments

AnonymusUnified Silla, 8th century

Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum
Gyeongju-si, South Korea

These two pieces of ornaments were depicted incarnate Buddha paying respect to Sarira: two featuring a three-story pagoda on the back of elephants and horses and one with a seated Buddha putting his hands together on the back of an elephant. Each ornament has a protrusion like their other variants or cintamani, but it is not confirmed whether they were actually fitted into the aureola of a Buddha statue.


  • 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 8.0cm

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