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Buddha staying at Palilaya Forest
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

One of the finest stone sculptures from the Bagan Period.

History of the Object
The sculpture presents the scene of the Buddha’s stay at Palilaya forest. His position is comfortable, sitting on the chair with a monk’s bowl in his hand. On both sides of the Buddha two monks pay homage to Him and elephants and monkeys offer Him honey-cakes.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Sandstone 
Measurements
Width 66.1 cm. Height 116 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 12th century ~ AD 12th century 
Creation date
12th Century; Mid Bagan Period 
Function
Archaeological Decoration 
Acquisition
The sculpture was found at the Myinkaba Gu-Byauk-Nge temple in 1901 and afterwards transferred to the museum. 
Copyright
Bagan Archaeological Museum 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Bagan Archaeological Museum 
Museum
Bagan Archaeological Museum 
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