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Title
Stupa: Kiri Vehera: Upper architectural elements above the dome comprising from the lowest level the rectangular and richly decorated hataras kotuwa, devatā kotuva, kot kerella, and kota
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2005
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 superstructure (upper architectural members) comprises in ascending order above the dome: the square and richly decorated hataras kotuwa (each side of its plinth is 24 feet, 4 inches and its height, 12 feet) -- its decorated central disc is surrounded by pilasters and crossbars; devatā kotuva (9 feet 6 inches in diameter), "enclosure of the gods"; kot kerella, the conical spire; and the kota, pinnacle. Sixteen small figures (of gods) are shown supporting the molded conical spire.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01278.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1393
Subject
Shrines (structures)
Time Period
12th century CE
Place
Kiri Vehera (milk-colored) stupa
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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