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Title
Vatadāgē: Moonstone
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
This moonstone is similar in design to two others presented here, without creeper bands between those of the 36 geese, 17 horses, and 15 elephants. It also has suffered more damage through the ages than the others. The horizontal band with the creeper motif at back leads to the stairs with the steps. The vertical bands of the steps are decorated in bas reliefs of dwarf figures (ganas) separated by miniature ornate pilasters.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01073.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1181
Subject
Moonstones
Time Period
12th century CE
Place
Daladā Maluva (Terrace of the Tooth Relic): Vatadāgē
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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