Statue of Amitabha

금동여래입상 (金銅如來立像)

800s
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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Description

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

800s

Korea, Unified Silla period (676-935)

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