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Title
Frontispiece, Vāhalkada, Ayaka, Frieze, Kalpalatā
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
Frieze of sculptured stone elephant heads alternating with a lotus blossom motif in bas-relief. At extreme right is the lower part of the pillar carved with highly ornate kalpalatā motifs, including pairs of elephants, lions and female figures on either side of the foliage emerging from a vase carried on the head of a female figure (attendant).
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00330.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/414
Subject
Vāhalkaḍa (Sri Lanka)
Time Period
Begun in 144 BCE (Vāhalkada added later)
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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