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Title
Kudā Gal Vihāra ("lesser rock-hewn temple"): cave shrine: seated Buddha statues
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 tallest seated Buddha statue in meditative posture in the row of four extant statues carved out of the rock. This is believed to be the only statue in Polonnaruva depicting the earlier self-mortification of the Bodhisattva Sakyamuni prior to him choosing another means to seek Enlightenment. The parts of the head have been removed and the bust appears to have been vandalized by treasure hunters.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01483.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1584
Subject
Buddha
Statues
Caves
Shrines (structures)
Time Period
Unknown
Place
Kudā Gal Vihāra
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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