Gilt-bronze Standing Bodhisattva in Gunsu-ri, Buyeo

  • Culture / Period

    Baekje Kingdom

  • Provenance

    Buyeo-gun Temple Site, Gunsu-ri, Buyeo-eup, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do

  • Materials


  • Dimensions

    H. 11.2cm

  • Designation

    Treasure 330

  • Accession Number


This Bodhisattva statuette was discovered along with the Stone Seated Buddha in Bunsu-ri (Treasure No. 329) under the core foundation stone of a wooden pagoda that once stood at a temple site in Gunsu-ri, Buyeo. It is standing on a semispherical downturned lotus pedestal, and shows traces of a link behind the head to which its mandorla was attached. The celestial veil robe is marked by a crossing and U-shaped folds on the front. The statue is also characterized by the hand gesture symbolizing the granting of wishes and the fluttering celestial robe showing the influence of the Northern Wei Dynasty.

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