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Massive Stone Plinth
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It is a unique piece, a fine example of Pyu Buddhist culture.

History of the Object
The plinth is one of the unique archaeological remains in Pyu Buddhist Culture. It has a floral design around the bottom of the plinth. Pyu refers to a collection of city-states and their language found in the central and northern regions of modern-day Myanmar. Much of its history is known from the remnants of their civilization found in stone inscriptions.

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Type
Architecture 
Materials
Sandstone 
Measurements
Width 48 cm. Height 60 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Srikshestra, Pyay Township, Bago Region 
Geography
Myanmar 
Time period
AD 4th century ~ AD 9th century 
Creation date
4th Century - 9th Century 
Function
Architectural element, used for placing statues on. 
Acquisition
It was excavated from the Sinmakowindin mound, Srikshetra in 1925-1926. Afterwards it was transferred to the museum. 
Copyright
Srikshetra Archaeological Museum 
Acknowledgements
Historical Sites in Burma (Aung Thaw, 1972) and other publications. 
Owner
Srikshetra Archaeological Museum 
Museum
Srikshetra Archaeological Museum 
Credit line
 

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