Standing Yakusa

Unknown8th century

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

From "Korean Art Collection in the Brooklyn Museum" catalogue:This gilt-bronze statuette of a Buddha with a "plain head" (sobal) is topped with a large cranial bump (yukgye in Korean or ushnisha in Sanskrit). The shoulders, which are quite round and narrow, are draped with an outer robe. The inner robe, which is worn underneath and falls in oblique lines, is tied with a knot. The attire of the Buddha is in the Udayana style, characterized by the folds of the outer robe creating a U-form over the knees, a Y-shape between the legs, and a shirt-like lower robe falling to the ankles. Other distinctive features include a medicine bowl held in the left hand and a pedestal, which is believed to have been made and added at a later period.

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  • Title: Standing Yakusa
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 8th century
  • Location Created: Korea
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: Frank L. Babbott Fund
  • External Link: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/3840/Standing_Yakusa
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Period: Unified Silla Period
  • Dimensions: 7 1/16 x 2 in. (18 x 5.1 cm)with wood stand: 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm)
  • Collection: Asian Art
  • Accession number: 74.165