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Title
Lotus pond (Jetavana monastery)
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
Located near the Gal Vihara, the shape of the pond built of stone and in the form of a full-blown lotus flower, gives it the name, Lotus Pond. It has a diameter of 7.54 meters and is split into five concentric layers of eight petals gradually diminishing to 1.63 meters. It has a single course of stones except at the top, which has three. It is surrounded by brickwork. Instead of a natural convex the petal rings have been shaped into a concave form. It is considered a work of great beauty.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01048.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1108
Subject
Ponds
Time Period
12th century CE
Place
Lotus Pond (Jetavana monastery)
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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