국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

  • Room of Quiet Contemplation Room of Quiet Contemplation
    Room of Quiet Contemplation

    Introduction

    • The Room of Quiet Contemplation has been created for the display of two pensive bodhisattva statues, each a designated National Treasure. They were respectively produced in the late sixth and early seventh century. As you pass the dark and quiet corridor, you can see the pensive bodhisattvas lost in contemplation with the right leg crossed over the left and the fingers of the right hand slightly touching the cheek. Formed using highly advanced casting techniques for the time, these statues of a pensive bodhisattva possess a simple yet dynamic, splendid yet restrained beauty. They symbolize enlightenment and deep thinking about the birth, aging, sickness, and death of human beings.