were discovered in the mounds of old shrines
in Sri Khestra of the
Pyu period, figures of Buddha and Arhats in
low relief were also found there.
Palace Chronicle (Hman Nan Yazawin)
described that when Bagan King Anawrahta
sacked Thaton and brought Buddhist sculpture
and other artifacts back, the King procured
also sculptures, turnery works, painting,
decorative works in relief with stucco, gold
and silverware, etc.
These material evidence
are concrete proof beyond doubt that silver
art is existing since the days of yore.