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Title
Marble Buddhapāda
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
Buddhpāda (also called siripatulgala) is an imprint in bas-relief representing the Buddha's two feet; the five toes of each foot are of equal length. These aniconic sculptures preceded the creation later of statues of the Buddha. They were decorated with different symbols; here, a dhammachakra (Wheel of the Law--the Buddhist doctrine) is in the center. The large marble stone incised with a Buddhapada is of unusual design. The toes are represented by Bodhi-leaves. It is located in the new image house. A similar incised marble stone is also found in the Seema Malaka Temple in the Beira Lake in Colombo.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00344.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/440
Subject
Sculpture
Time Period
Unknown
Place
Mahāvihāra (The "great" monastery): Ruvanvälisǟya Dāgäbe (Mahāthūpa)
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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