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  puranakata (flower vase)

 

Myanmar

A  vase with flowers is an ornamental symbol often seen in Buddhism and associated with the Vase of Plenty, Also known as the Treasure Vase, and known in Thai as puranakata. This is one of several flower vases applied on a Buddhist temple wall at the Hpo Win Taung Caves (fig.) near Monywa.

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