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Pyu Beads in the shape of an elephant
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Very fine jewelry from the Pyu period.

History of the Object
The elephant beads are made of jade and were very popular in the Pyu Period. They are not only found in Srikshetra, but also in other Pyu City states: Beikthano, Hanlin, Pinle and Waddi.

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Type
Costume and Jewelry 
Materials
Jade 
Measurements
Height 2 cm. and 1 cm. Length 3 cm. and 2 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
jewelry 
Acquisition
The beads were excavated from the Srikshetra site in 1990 and afterwards transferred to the museum in 19991. 
Copyright
Srikshetra Archaeological Museum 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Srikshetra Archaeological Museum 
Museum
Srikshetra Archaeological Museum 
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