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Stone Vessel with Pyu Inscriptions
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

A masterpiece of Myanmar epigraphy and calligraphy, by which we know the names of the Pyu royal families. It is a rare artifact and the Pyu language can be studied by its texts.

History of the Object
The vessel is inscribed with Pyu inscriptions which mention the name of the Srikshetra King (Shriditavikrama) and other Kings and Queens.

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Type
Archaeological 
Materials
Sand Stone 
Measurements
Circumference: 262 cm. 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Srikshetra ancient city, Pyay Township, Bago Region 
Geography
Myanmar 
Time period
BCE 5th century ~ AD 1st century 
Creation date
BCE; 5th Century BCE - 1st Century AD 
Function
Burial urn 
Acquisition
The vessel was excavated at mound no. (31) by archaeologists from the Myanmar Archaeological Department on 18th March, 1993. It was transferred to the National Museum in 1997. 
Copyright
National Museum Yangon 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
National Museum Yangon 
Museum
National Museum of Myanmar 
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