Exhibition Room 3

Harmony between craftsmanship of the people of Baekje and world class architectural designs Buddhist culture of Baekje

In Exhibition Room 3, you can travel back in time to Baekje Period, where the Buddhist culture prospered greatly.

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Part 1 Standing Gilt-bronze Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva made with Baekje’s superb craftsmanship

Observe the unique gracefulness and warmth of Buddha images made with  superb craftsmanship of Baekje people

Smile of Baekje Standing Gilt-bronze  Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva

These statues feature a gentle smile and overflowing benevolence combined with perfect esthetic quality. These statues (National Treasure No. 293) showing unique stances of holding a small magic bead with their left hands display refinement and elegance of sculptures of Baekje.

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Part 2 Temples and pagodas of Baekje

Enjoy the pleasure of finding the true artistic spirit of Baekje’s craftsmen who made strenuous efforts to create exquisite masterpieces and went so far as to building temples and pagodas in neighboring countries.

Excellent workmanship of the people of Baekje

01 Bronze pagoda pieces
 - Exquisite roof tile furrows and the roof ridge ornaments attract the attention. The unique architectural skill displayed in pagoda pieces can also be found in the Five-Story Wooden Pagoda in Horyuji Temple, Nara, Japan. It shows how skills of Baekje influenced Japanese architecture.
  • 02 Patterned bricks - Bricks containing patterns of landscape,  phoenix, lotus flowers, goblins, cloud, etc. appear to display the spirits of Baekje people. They feature harmony, proportion, and gracefulness and display refined sense of esthetic quality of the people of Baekje.
  • Tile with Cloud and Lotus in Relief
  • Tile with Lotus in Relief
  • Tile with Landscape in Relief
  • Tile with Phoenix and Landscape in Relief
  • Tile with Monster and Landscape in Relief
  • Tile with Monster and Lotus in Relief
  • Tile with Phoenix in Relief
  • Tile with Dragon in Relief
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Part 3 Baekje, the hub of cultural exchanges in ancient East Asi

Baekje made exchanges with Northern and Southern Dynasties of China and accommodated more advanced culture and civilization widely. Moreover, Baekje also developed its own unique skills based on what was passed down from China and distributed them to other neighboring countries.

Ink stone 土製硯

The ink stone that Baekje imported from China tells us about literary people during the dynasty and how it traded with China.

Watch a video about how Baekje disseminated Buddhist culture!

Exhibition Room 3 displays a wide range of relics, in addition to those introduced just now.

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The Buddhist culture of Baekje reached the prime after the relocation of the capital to Sabi (present-day Buyeo). Its high-quality artworks and Buddhism-related relics enhanced the status of the kingdom in East Asia.

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