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Lotus railing bars
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

A unique architectural decoration of a stupa of the Pyu Period.

History of the Object
The lotus railing bars were used as architectural decoration on the cetiya platform of the stupa and as a decoration of fences and walls.

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Type
Architecture 
Materials
Terracotta 
Measurements
Width 17 cm. Height 62 cm. Length 21 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Srikshestra, Pyay Township, Bago Region 
Geography
Myanmar 
Time period
AD 4th century ~ AD 9th century 
Creation date
4th Century - 9th Century 
Function
Architectural Decoration 
Acquisition
The railing bars were excavated at the site of the Khin Ba Mound, in Srikshetra in 1926-1927. Afterwards they were transferred to the museum. 
Copyright
Srikshetra Archaeological Museum 
Acknowledgements
Annual Report of ASI (1926-27) 
Owner
Srikshetra Archaeological Museum 
Museum
Srikshetra Archaeological Museum 
Credit line
 

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