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Title
Standing 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
Unfinished statue in granitic gneiss, and located in an earlier monastic complex with over 100 caves. It is of the same period as the better known statue at Avukana. Carved in high relief out of the living rock, in an arched recess. The statue is on a stone pedestal. The right hand is held in abhaya mudrā, unlike in the Avukana statue; the left hand only appears to hold the finely chiseled robe at the shoulder. The robe is executed with concave pleats. The right shoulder is left bare. It could be considered an example of Mahāyāna tradition of the Dhammarūci sect. Height: 11 meters (36' 1''). Another view.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00117.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/206
Subject
Statues
Buddha
Time Period
Possibly contemporary with or earlier than the Avukana statue, circa 7th or 8th century CE. Inscriptions are from 2nd century BCE
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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