Seated Buddha from Gunsu-ri, T 329

Baekje, mid-6th Century
Buyeo National Museum

This small seated Buddha was found at the same location as the standing Maitreya on the previous page. His hands are folded in front of his stomach, and his body is covered by a U-shaped robe that covers both shoulders and cascades, in comma-shaped folds, down onto and covering the square pedestal below. This style also influenced the Asuka art (see previous pages; example) of Japan.