국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Gilt-bronze Pensive Bodhisattva
  • Culture/Period

    Three Kingdoms Period

  • Provenance

    Yangsan-si

  • Materials

    Metal - Gilt-bronze

  • Category

    religion - Buddhism - adoration - image of Buddha

  • Dimensions

    H. 26.0cm

  • Accession Number

    Sinsu 4165

Excavated from Mulgeum-eup, Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do, this statue exhibits a particularly nice esthetic quality, compared to other small statues of a pensive Bodhisattva. Overall, the body gives an impression of masculinity with its scarcely curved body contours and thick waist. Some researchers think that it is a statue of Maitreya Buddha based on the image inscribed on the jeweled crown.