About this objectThis gilt-bronze statue of a bodhisattva in pensive mode was made in the Korean peninsula towards the end of the Three Kingdoms period (1st century BC–AD 668), directly influenced by an iconography that had emerged in Gandhāra some six centuries earlier and been transmitted through 5th and 6th century examples of the Northern Wei dynasty (386–585) in northern China. The distinctive crown is known as a samsangwan (crown with three peaks) or a yeonhwagwan (lotus crown).
Date Made6th to 7th century
Subject and Association KeywordsArrivals
Subject and Association KeywordsTravelling bodhisattvas