Sculpture and Crafts


Buddhist Sculpture room is designed to allow visitors to fully appreciate the characteristics of Korea’s Buddhist sculptures and its beauty. People can learn and explore how Korean Buddhist sculptures have evolved by different time periods from the Three Kingdoms era to the Joseon Dynasty era and themed features of different Buddhist statues.

At the entrance, visitors will encounter a large Buddha stone statue and iron Buddha statue produced in the era of Unified Silla and the Goryeo Dynasty then proceed to meet Bangasayusang (a gilt-bronze, Pensive Bodhisattva), which is designated as National Treasure No. 83/No.78 and located in a special section.

In the last place, small gilt bronze Buddha statues by different periods and themes are viewed to understand the diverse aspects of Korean Buddhist sculptures.

Main Collection

Stone Standing Maitreya Bodhisattva from Gamsansa Temple Site
Stone Standing Amitabha Buddha from Gamsansa Temple Site
Pensive Bodhisattva