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7th-century Buddhist statue allowed to be displayed in New York

2013/08/09 16:28

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Yonhap) -- In a major reversal of its earlier decision, the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) said Friday it has decided to allow a precious Korean Buddhist statue to be shown in a special exhibit at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art later this year.

The Gilt-bronze Pensive Maitreya Bodhisattva -- the national treasure No. 83 -- will be shown at Met's exhibition called "Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom," scheduled for Oct. 29-Feb. 23.