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Amber and Quartz Beads
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This is one of the finest necklaces of the Pyu period.

History of the Object
The beads were utilized as a necklace. They have cylinder shapes as well as other forms such as, tiger, elephant, boar, tortoise and monkey. Pyu refers to a collection of city-states and their language found in the central and northern regions of modern-day Myanmar. Much of its history is known from the remnants of their civilization found in stone inscriptions. .

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Type
Costume and Jewelry 
Materials
Amber (head of the tortoise figurine) and quartz (other beads). 
Measurements
diameter: 0.2 cm. and 0.1 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
Necklace 
Acquisition
The beads were excavated from the site of Srikshetra in 1990 and afterwards transferred to the museum in 1991. 
Copyright
Srikshetra Archaeological Museum 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Srikshetra Archaeological Museum 
Museum
Srikshetra Archaeological Museum 
Credit line
 

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