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Title
Moonstone of Council Chamber of King Parākramabāhu the Great: Moonstone
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
Moonstone carved on a thick stone slab and placed at the bottom of the upper flight of steps. As in others at Polonnaruva, it is devoid of the semi-circle with bulls. The presence of a row of lions, unlike in other edifices associated with King Parakramabahu, has led to the belief that it was removed from the Council Chamber of King Nissankamalla and placed here during an early conservation.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01181.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1287
Subject
Moonstones
Time Period
12th century CE
Place
King Parākramabāhu the Great's Council Chamber
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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