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Title
Isurumuniya, rock temple: Upper dome and superstructure of stūpa
Creator
de Silva, Preethi
Date Created and/or Issued
1999
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
The upper dome and superstructure of the modern stūpa are covered in plaster with ornamental decoration on the Hataraskotuwa (Tee cube). Above it is the cylindrical devata kotuwa; both are used as repositories for relics. Multiple "umbrellas" form a spire, the Koth Kerella, which tapers supporting a finial of metal.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00736.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/860
Subject
Shrines (structures)
Time Period
19th-20th century CE
Place
Isurumuniya (Kurunegala Road)
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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