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Title
Raja Maha Vihara: Shrine: Seated Buddha statue
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 work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Description
The shrine is in a cave. The seated Buddha statue within is of brick and mortar covered with plaster and then painted. A samghāti is placed over the left shoulder and the pleated red robe; the hands are covered with a cloth, but are in dhyāna mudrā (meditative attitude). Head with siraspata is surrounded by two sculpted and painted makara figures. Guardians and celestial beings in relief surround the statue.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00128.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/215
Subject
Statues
Buddha
Shrines (structures)
Time Period
18th century CE, late Kandyan period
Place
Sässēruwa (Räs vehera)
North Central province, 11 km west of Avukana (location of famous Buddha statue).
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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