Korean Sculpture Timeline

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  • 539
    The earliest known sculpture of Buddha is produced in Korea.
  • 751 - 774
    The Buddhist cave temple at Seokguram (Sokkuram) east of Gyeongju, Korea is built.
  • 759
    The earliest changsung - a village guardian post topped by a human face - is produced in Korea.
  • 771
    The large bronze bell at the Buddhist shrine at Bongdeoksa, Korea, also known as the Emille Bell, is cast.