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Figure of Siva
S-224
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It is one of the finest examples of stone sculpture from the Bagan Period.

History of the Object
This statue of Shiva who is one of the Hindu Gods, was discovered in the Nat-Hlaung-Kyaung temple. This temple is the only Hindu temple in the ancient city of Bagan. In the Bagan period, some people believed in Brahmanism and Hinduism. There was freedom of religion in the Bagan period. The figure has four hands; each side has two. The upper right hand is holding a thunderbolt and the lower right hand a sword. His vehicle is the bull "Nandi".

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Sandstone 
Measurements
Width 58 cm. Height 197 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
Religious 
Acquisition
The sculpture was found at the Nat-Hlaung Kyaung temple in 1943 and later transferred to the museum. 
Copyright
Bagan Archaeological Museum 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Bagan Archaeological Museum 
Museum
Bagan Archaeological Museum 
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  • sayarmyo240 weeks ago

    l love ancient objects .

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