Embossed copper plate covered with gold leaf
Overall: 11.5 x 11 cm (4 1/2 x 4 5/16 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1987.59
This plate is embossed with an image of the Amita Buddha flanked by two attendants. The plate, created by hammering softly from the back of the metal sheet, highlights the advanced metalworking techniques of the Unified Shilla period. Similar plates were used to decorate boxes that contained sacred relics.
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