Standing Buddha (Translation)
金銅如來立像 統一新羅時代 (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

8th century
Gilded bronze
Overall: 4 3/4 × 2 in. (12.07 × 5.08 cm)
The Buddha shown here is standing on a lotus pedestal with his right hand raised in the gesture of "no fear", and his left hand extended to symbolize generosity. This statue may represent either Amitabha Buddha, the Buddha of Pure Land Buddhism, or Sakyamuni Buddha, the Historical Buddha. Like other small gilded Buddhas, this statue may have been carried by a devotee during travel.
Unified Silla dynasty (668-935)
Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund
Barriault, Anne B., and Kay M. Davidson. Selections from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Richmond, VA: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2007. (pp 156-157)
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