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Head of a Colossal Buddha Image
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It is a very original style of a 16th Century Buddha head because of the hair knot.

History of the Object
The head shows clearly an evolution of Buddha images coming from India to images with a more Burmese look in the 16th Century.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Limestone 
Measurements
Width 25 cm. Height 47.5 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Bago (Ossa); Lower Myanmar 
Geography
Myanmar 
Time period
AD 16th century ~ AD 16th century 
Creation date
16th Century 
Function
Religious 
Acquisition
The head was found in King Bayintnaung's Kambawzathardi palace in 1990 and moved to the museum. 
Copyright
Bago Archaeological Museum 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Bago Archaeological Museum 
Museum
Bago Archaeological Museum 
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