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Title
Image chamber: Avukana standing Buddha statue
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
Image chamber (patimāghara) housing one of five colossal, historic standing Buddha statues in Sri Lanka. The chamber measures 7 X 14 meters and has three free sides and an ambulatory. The inner and outer doors were at the center of the eastern walls. A vaulted roof may have been included in the original structure. The statue is carved out of the living granite rock and is 11.36 meters high from the double lotus pedestal to the top of the head, and in samabhanga posture. The Buddha statue has the typical elongated earlobes. See discussion of other examples at Räsvehera (Sāssvruwa), Maligawila and Buduruwagala.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00002.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/114
Subject
Statues
Buddha
Time Period
Circa 8th century CE
Place
Avukana, Anurādhapura District, North Central Province
Avukana
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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