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Title
Sankha Bahirava Statue
Creator
de Silva, Preethi
Date Created and/or Issued
1999
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
One of two statues on either side of southern entrance to the Abhayagiri Stūpa. The statues symbolize "the two main treasure houses, Sankha and Padma of Vaisravana (or Kuvera). It is believed that they have been erected to ward off any evil or danger that may befall on the Stūpa." The head gear of the Samkha statue is a conch.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00449.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/565
Subject
Shrines (structures)
Statues
Time Period
In the 1st century BCE and expanded and restored many times through the 12th century CE
Place
Abhayagiri Monastery: Abhayagiri Stūpa
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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