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A GILT-BRONZE STANDING FIGURE OF BUDDHA
A GILT-BRONZE STANDING FIGURE OF BUDDHA
A GILT-BRONZE STANDING FIGURE OF BUDDHA
A GILT-BRONZE STANDING FIGURE OF BUDDHA
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A GILT-BRONZE STANDING FIGURE OF BUDDHA

UNIFIED SILLA TO EARLY GORYEO DYNASTY (9TH-10TH CENTURY)

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A GILT-BRONZE STANDING FIGURE OF BUDDHA
UNIFIED SILLA TO EARLY GORYEO DYNASTY (9TH-10TH CENTURY)
The standing figure, shown frontally with legs slightly separated beneath the hem of the robe, the hands held in vitarkamudra, the gesture of teaching the Dharma, the back hollow with two oblong aperture and remains of one mounting peg
10 in. (25.4 cm.) high
Provenance
Private Collection, Japan
Sale Room Notice
Please note that the dating of this lot should read "UNIFIED SILLA TO EARLY GORYEO DYNASTY (9TH-10TH CENTURY)."

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Lot Essay

The Unified Silla dynasty from the late seventh through the ninth centuries was one of political stability when an international style held sway throughout East Asia. This figure shows refined style of Buddhist sculpture from Unified Silla Dynasty.
For a figure in similar style in the collection of Nezu Museum, see Matsubara Saburo., ed. Kankoku kondobutsu Kenkyu (Study of Korean gilt bronze Buddhist figures), 1985, p. 167 b
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