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Title
Lankātilaka ("Jewel of Lanka"): Image house: Interior stairway
Creator
de Silva, Preethi
Date Created and/or Issued
2016
Publication Information
Claremont Colleges Library
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Ancient Cultural Sites and Royal Residences
Rights Information
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Description
One of two interior stairways rising eastwards to an upper level and attached to the brick wall with arched windows. It is extremely narrow in width and steep in depth requiring, it is believed, that the climber must face the Buddha statue while ascending the stairs--as a sign of respect.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01379.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1493
Subject
Stairs
Time Period
12th century CE
Place
Lankātilaka Pilimagē
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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