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Title
Monastic Residential complex, Pañcakāvāsa: "Mahasen's pavilion," Area above Moonstone: Sculptured lion in mid-relief
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
The area above the moonstone has several sculptured figures in stone. Frontal view of an often-encountered lion figure in relief at a corner of the short boundary wall at the landing area of the flight of steps of the entrance to the Pañcakāvāsa monastic residential complex, earlier called "Mahasen's Pavilion." The exquisitely executed lion figure is one of two on opposite sides at the top of the flight of steps. A sculptured fully-open lotus-blossom embellishment is above the figure of the lion.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00614.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/668
Subject
Sculpture
Time Period
Circa 6th-8th century CE
Place
Abhayagiri Monastery
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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