Standing Amitabha

Standing Amitabha

금동아미타여래입상 (金銅阿彌陀如來立)


Gilt bronze

Overall: 25.4 cm (10 in.); with tang: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1988.34


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This Korean statue has a stylistic affinity with Indian Gupta–period (AD 300s–500s) statues that emphasize soft modeling and naturalism.


Buddhist teachings emphasize the pursuit of spirituality, rather than physicality, to achieve enlightenment. This statue’s artist, however, made genuine efforts to represent the divine’s beautiful voluminous body. Inspired by Indian Gupta–period art (AD 300s–500s), this particular artistic style emphasizing soft modeling and naturalism was further developed in China and flourished across East Asia.

See also
Korean Art
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Gilt bronze

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