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Perforated stone window
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It is a highlight of architectural decoration in the Bagan Period.

History of the Object
The perforated stone window was discovered at the Sinphyushin monastic complex near Minnanthu village. These perforated stone windows were used for the temples to get light and air from outside. It was curved and decorated with four lotus petals and surrounded by pearl-like embossed dots.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Sandstone 
Measurements
Width 53.5 cm. Length 55 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Bagan Ancient City, Nyaung-U Dristrict, Mandalay Region, Central Lowland 
Geography
Myanmar 
Time period
AD 11th century ~ AD 11th century 
Creation date
11th Century; early Bagan Period 
Function
Architectural Decoration 
Acquisition
The sculpture was found in the Sinphyushin Pagoda near Minnanthu Village in 1963 and afterwards transferred to the museum. 
Copyright
Bagan Archaeological Museum 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Bagan Arcaheological Museum 
Museum
Bagan Archaeological Museum 
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