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Title
Council Chamber of King Parākramabāhu the Great: Stone lion: Pillar décor
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2015
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
Close-up of an ornate pillar of stone that would have supported the wooden roof of the Council Chamber. It varies in shape and is square at the bottom, octagonal in the middle and rectangular at the top. The decoration at top depicts a lotus blossom which is separated from the next ornate motif by an unadorned but chiseled surface. Other decorative motifs end at the bottom with a figure of a gana.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01196.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1276
Subject
Pillars
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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