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Title
Lankātilaka ("Jewel of Lanka"): Image house: Drummers' pavilion
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
Hēvisi Mandpaya: The granite pavilion facing Lankatilaka vihare, which may have been a used by hēvisi drummers. View showing several sides of the edifice with many stone pillars (without capitals), which are 2.29 meters in height, would have served as supports for wooden beams. The base of the pillars is square, yielding to an octagonal shaft and finally assumes a rectangular form at the top. Below the platform a dado (low frieze) is decorated with lion figures of stucco separated by pilasters.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01341.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1459
Subject
Pillars
Pavilions
Time Period
12th century CE
Place
Lankātilaka Pilimagē
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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