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The statue of crystalline limestone is of a seated Buddha in virāsana and displaying the dhyāna mudrā. It would have been the main image in a large shrine room of the monastery and is considered one of the best preserved and greatest sculpted Buddha statues found in Sri Lanka. The eyes are half-closed. Some similarities with Mathura (India) standing Buddha images of the Gupta period include a diaphanous robe and the three ring-like folds of skin around the neck. The face, however, is here ovoid not egg-shaped as in the Mathura image. It would have been the main image in a large shrine room of the monastery. Height: 1.760 meters.