Statue of Amitabha

금동여래입상 (金銅如來立像)

Overall: 22.5 x 7.2 x 7.2 cm (8 7/8 x 2 13/16 x 2 13/16 in.)
Location: 236 Korean
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Small statues like this work were designed to be portable, rather than to be permanently housed in a Buddhist temple.


This small sculpture shows Amitabha, the Buddha of the Western Paradise and the focus of the Pure Land sect of Buddhism, which was popular across East Asia, including Korea. This deity is recognizable from its right hand raised palm out in a gesture that reassures viewers to have no fear.
Statue of Amitabha

Statue of Amitabha


Korea, Unified Silla period (676-935)


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