One of South Korea's national treasures and one of the earliest extant sculptures from the country. Yŏn'ga Buddha, Goguryeo, 539. Gilt bronze, h. 16.3 cm. National Museum of Korea, National Treasure no. 119
This scabbard ornament from Silla Kingdom dated to the sixth century shows that the kingdom was isolated from the various Chinese kingdoms of the time period and retained the cultural roots of central Asian art.
A monkey statue from the Zodiac from the North(Balhae)-South(Unified Silla) Period, around the 8th century.
Greece / 6th century BCE / Korea Treasure No.904 Gift of Sohn Kee-chung One of the greatest Korean athletes of all times, Sohn Kee-chung(1912-2002) became a national hero when he won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.