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Buddha Image
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It is a unique piece which is characteristic for the Pyu Period.

History of the Object
It is a round-hollow image with broken reredos, the Buddha seated on a high cushioned double large-leaf lotus-throne, the right hand touching the Earth and sitting in a cross-legged position. A reredos is a decoration behind the central altar. The lotus is an important Buddhist symbol, representing purification.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Sandstone 
Measurements
Width 29 cm. Height 57.5 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
Religious 
Acquisition
The sculpture was excavated at the Kyauk-Kar-Thein Monastery, Hmaw-Zar village, Srikshetra in 1959. Afterwards it was transferred to the museum. 
Copyright
Srikshetra Archaeological Museum 
Acknowledgements
“Phases of Pre-Pagan, Burma” (G.H. Luce, 1982) 
Owner
Srikshetra Archaeological Museum 
Museum
Srikshetra Archaeological Museum 
Credit line
 

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