<em>Standing Yakusa</em>, 8th century. Bronze, 7 1/16 x 2 in. (18 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Frank L. Babbott Fund, 74.165. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 74.165_SL1.jpg)

Standing Yakusa

Medium: Bronze

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:8th century

Dimensions: 7 1/16 x 2 in. (18 x 5.1 cm) with wood stand: 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm)


Museum Location: Asian Galleries, Southwest, 2nd floor


Accession Number: 74.165

Image: 74.165_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
From "Korean Art Collection in the Brooklyn Museum" catalogue: This gilt-bronze statuette of a Buddha with a "plain head" (sobal) is topped with a large cranial bump (yukgye in Korean or ushnisha in Sanskrit). The shoulders, which are quite round and narrow, are draped with an outer robe. The inner robe, which is worn underneath and falls in oblique lines, is tied with a knot. The attire of the Buddha is in the Udayana style, characterized by the folds of the outer robe creating a U-form over the knees, a Y-shape between the legs, and a shirt-like lower robe falling to the ankles. Other distinctive features include a medicine bowl held in the left hand and a pedestal, which is believed to have been made and added at a later period.

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