7th C Pyu Sculpture  

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Date-after 7th century

Techniques- Stone
Dimensions- Height 35.5 cmWidth 17.8 cmDepth 7 cm

Current Location - Victoria & Albert Museum
Museum number-IS.14-1983
This low relief of the Buddha with a monk's begging bowl in one hand and the other hand in the earth-touching posture (bhumisparsamudra) has the unadorned simplicity associated with the Pyu style of central Burma (now Myanmar). This image is related to a later series decorating the base of Yahandagu pagoda at Sri Ksetra, a monument which dates to the 10th century, immediately preceding the sacking of Hmawza (also known as Prome) by the forces of Pagan in the 11th century.

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