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HIGYEON BOSAL FIGURE

The Higyeon Bosal is Bodhisattva, or Buddhist saint who serves Buddha with incense burner. He serves Buddha even burning his flesh and bones. The figure describes Bodhisattva approaching Buddha with the container looking like a bowl on his head. It consists of three parts — pedestal stone, body of Bodhisattva, and container. The face part of the figure is almost unrecognizable because it has been worn out.

The band knot and hem are carved roughly on knees part of the surpliced body, and the waist looks slender. But two arms look weary holding incense burner on his head. The statue is 213cm high, and built in the Silla dynasty. It is considered as precious cultural property having artistic value.