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Mon Bell
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Mon people attach great religious importance to this bell.

History of the Object
This bell bears 14 lines of Mon inscription. It was casted in 1755 and donated to the Shwe-Maw-Daw Pagoda in Bago by Crown Prince Rupa Raja, the last Mon King of Hansavatti. It was brought to India by the British in the reign of King Bagan and returned to Myanmar in 1957.

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Type
Musical instruments 
Materials
Bronze 
Measurements
Circumference: 247.5 cm. 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Bago 
Geography
Myanmar 
Time period
AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century 
Creation date
18th Century; 1755 
Function
Religious 
Acquisition
Acquired by the Museum in 1957. 
Copyright
National Museum Yangon 
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Owner
National Museum Yangon 
Museum
National Museum of Myanmar 
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