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Image / Rankoth Vehera (Golden Pinnacled Stupa), originally named Ruvanvēlisey (Golden Sand) stupa: Vāhalkada

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Title
Rankoth Vehera (Golden Pinnacled Stupa), originally named Ruvanvēlisey (Golden Sand) stupa: Vāhalkada
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
One of the four vāhalkadas with decorated friezes. The lowest frieze comprises dwarf figures, the middle frieze of elephant heads and the one above it of lotus blossoms, all of stucco. Above them and below the exposed brickwork are slender pillars in high relief.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01324.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1434
Subject
Friezes
Shrines (structures)
Time Period
12th century CE
Place
Rankoth Vehera
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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