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Title
Shiva Dévālé (Shrine) number 1
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
Close-up of the façade with doorway of the large, well preserved Shiva Dévālé (Shrine) Number 1 in stone. Only the legs remain of two guardian deities on pedestals in the niches flanking the doorway. The vertically positioned lingam (male genital organ, an object of worship) is in the center of the inner sanctum.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01507.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1598
Subject
Shrines (structures)
Siva (Hindu deity)
Time Period
12th century CE
Place
Shiva Dévālé (Shrine) Number 1
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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