Head of Buddha

금동불두 (金銅佛頭)

900s
Location: not on view
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A gentle smile crossing the Buddha's face here is a sign of compassion.

Description

While large Buddhist statues were made mostly in stone during the Goryeo period (918–1392), small ones were made in gilt bronze, as a portable object of devotion by traveling Buddhist monks.
Head of Buddha

Head of Buddha

900s

Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)

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