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Burial Urn of King Suriyavikarama
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It is a valuable object because the Pyu alphabet and script can be studied and we learn also about the reign of King Suriyavikarama.

History of the Object
On the urn the King's name, Suriyavikarama, and the period of his reign is written in Pyu script.

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Type
Archaeological 
Materials
Sandstone 
Measurements
Circumference 230 cm; thickness:18 cm. 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Srikshetra, Pyay Township, Bago Region 
Geography
Myanmar 
Time period
AD 4th century ~ AD 9th century 
Creation date
4th Century - 9th Century 
Function
Burial urn 
Acquisition
The urn was excavated from the Urn Burial Site, South of Phayagyi Pagoda, Pyay in 1911-1912 and afterwards transferred to the museum 
Copyright
Srikshetra Archaeological Museum 
Acknowledgements
Annual Report, ASI (1913), Phase of Pre-Bagan, Burma (G.H.Luce, 1985) Pyu Reader, (U Thar Myat, 1963), Pyu inscriptions - U Aung Thein, 2003) 
Owner
Srikshetra Archaeological Museum 
Museum
Srikshetra Archaeological Museum 
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