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Title
Stūpa: Kantaka Cētiya: Vāhalkada
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2015
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
Detail of the right side of the eastern vāhalkada (probably added in the 6th-7th century CE). The stele at right bears a sculptured figure of an elephant. Figures of four animals are found on the stele of the vāhalkadas facing the four cardinal points: The others are the horse on the west, the lion on the north and the bull on the south. Above the highest tier of this vāhalkada is a niche with a seated figure of a deity and below it a frieze of animal (lion?) figures.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00901.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/972
Subject
Friezes
Sculpture
Shrines (structures)
Time Period
1st or 2nd century CE
Place
Mihintalē (Plateau of Mahinda)
Anurādhapura region
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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