국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Iron Seated Buddha
  • Exhibition Name

    Cast-iron Buddha / Cast-iron Buddha

  • Culture/Period

    Unified Silla Period

  • Provenance

    Seosan-si

  • Materials

    Metal - Iron

  • Category

    religion - Buddhism - adoration - image of Buddha

  • Dimensions

    H. 150.0cm

  • Accession Number

    Bongwan 5191

  • Location

    Unified Silla Period / Buddhist Sculpture Gallery

This iron seated Buddha statue has curly hair and a large, flat cranial protuberance. Its forehead has a large hole for the “white tuft of hair.” The Buddha’s robe is draped over his left shoulder. This type of statue displays the traditional realistic style of Unified Silla, and served as a model for numerous iron Buddha statues produced in the Goryeo Period.