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Head of a Monk
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The artifact is very delicate and skillfully made.

History of the Object
In the Buddhist Culture of Myanmar, monk statues in the posture of "paying homage" are usually put at the side of Buddha statues. Therefore, it can be assumed that this is one of the monks who pay homage to Buddha.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
sandstone 
Measurements
Width 85.7 cm. Height 16 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Bagan Ancient City, Nyaung-U Dristrict, Central Lowland 
Geography
Myanmar 
Time period
AD 11th century ~ AD 11th century 
Creation date
11th Century; early Bagan Period 
Function
Religious 
Acquisition
It was discovered in temple No.761 in 1973 and moved to the museum. 
Copyright
Bagan Archaeological Museum 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Bagan Archaeological Museum 
Museum
Bagan Archaeological Museum 
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