This is an authentic standing bronze Buddha from the earliest days of Korean Buddhist art. It appears to have been de-accessioned from a museum collection, and to have number on it. Bronze Buddhas from this early period are quite rare, and very few authentic ones make their way to Ebay. It is unfinished on the reverse, which was common in early bronze figural casting. He has a protrusion on the backm, which may have attached him to something. He has a fantastic flowing quality to the figure: he leans back in a relaxed and confident manner. It stands 4.25 inches tall He has extensive waer and is missing one hand and one arm, which is common on these earliest of Korean Buddhas. A collector's item. He has tremendous presence.
Availability : Sold
Dating: 8th Century - 9th Century