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Two bronze Dawi
B-21
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It is a very fine bronze sculpture and the traditional costume of ladies from the Bagan Period can be studied carefully.

History of the Object
The statuette represents two standing ladies. They are Dawis or spirits. ("Dawi" means "spirit" in the Pali language). Behind them is a tree. The lady on the right side is holding something very close to her chest and the lady on the left is holding her hands by her side.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Bronze 
Measurements
Width 6 cm. Height 9 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 13th century 
Creation date
11th Century - 13th Century; Bagan Period 
Function
Religious 
Acquisition
The sculpture was donated in 1975 by the Archaeologist, U Bo Kay. 
Copyright
Bagan Archaeological Museum 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Bagan Archaeological Museum 
Museum
Bagan Archaeological Museum 
Credit line
 

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