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Title
Sigiriya paintings on rock depression: Cave 1
Creator
de Silva, Preethi
Date Created and/or Issued
1999
Publication Information
Claremont Colleges Library
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Ancient Cultural Sites and Royal Residences
Rights Information
This image of the Sigiriya paintings appears in this collection under permission granted by the Department of Archaeology, Sri Lanka. Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited. For permission, email info@archaeology.gov.lk.
Description
This is the third pair; the one at left with a light complexion and holding a lotus blossom with a long stem in her left hand and another (possibly Plumeria blossom) in her right hand. The figure on the right has a darker complexion and holds with her right hand a basket full of flowers. They wear different headdresses and their attire below the waist is less defined than elsewhere. The figures emerge from clouds and are considered to be a representation of apsaras, i.e., celestial beings.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00415.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/523
Subject
Sigiriya paintings
Time Period
5th century CE
Place
Sigiriya Rock: Paintings
Sigiriya/Matale District
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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