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Title
Sri Mahā Bodhi shrine: 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
A highly ornate moonstone at another entrance to the shrine, with many floral motifs in bands not found on a typical ornate moonstone. The tongues of fire usually at the outer edge are here close to the central lotus. There are no lions in the circle of animals and the elephants alternate between the bulls and horses. There are two circles with quartre-petal flowers. Diameter 2.140 meters. Compare with the ornate moonstone at the bottom of the final flight of stairs to the upper terrace of the shrine.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00256.TIF
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/332
Subject
Shrines (structures)
Moonstones (Early to late Anurādhapura Period)
Time Period
3rd century BCE and later
Place
Mahāvihāra (The "great" monastery): Sri Mahā Bodhi
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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