Stone Amitabha Buddha of Gamsansa Temple
He is said to have commissioned a statue of the Maitreya bodhisattva (National Treasure No. 81) for his mother and this statue of the Amitabha Buddha (National Treasure No. 82) for his father.
Both statues are now stored in the National Museum of Korea in Seoul.
This standing Amitabha Buddha is highly regarded for its realistic facial features, which many experts believe most closely resemble the Korean people of the Silla Dynasty (57 B.C. - 935 A.D.).
Art historians regard the statue as one of the finest examples of “idealistic realist style” developed by Unified Silla artisans.
Name: Stone Standing Amitabha Buddha of Gamsansa Temple, Gyeongju
Period: Unified Silla Period
Location: Yongsan District, Seoul
Status: National Treasure No. 82