Incarnate Buddha Ornaments

AnonymusUnified Silla, 8th century

Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum
Gyeongju-si, South Korea

The excavated artifacts include 26 pieces of craftwork featuring a single incarnate Buddha. The face was simply outlined without any detailed description and most of them depicted a canopy used to shield a Buddha statue. Given the elaborate casting technique and the succinct design with clouds minimally expressed as dots, they are estimated to have been made in the mid-8th century or earlier.


  • 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 6.0cm

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