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Title
Stūpa: Kantaka Cētiya: Vāhalkada
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
Central section of the vāhalkada (frontispiece) on the east side of the Kantaka Cētiya (probably added in the 6th-7th century CE). View of the stone friezes starting at the bottom with a row of elephant heads above the stone altar and with several other decorative friezes above them, including four prominent ones: a row of small "dormer windows" (present also in other similar structures), brackets with anima (makara?) heads separated by medallions (paterae), a row of sacred geese and, at the top, a row of ganas in various postures.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00906.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/992
Subject
Friezes
Sculpture
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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