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Title
Vāhalkada
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
One of the well preserved vāhalkadas of limestone, with eight friezes, the highest with animals (elephants, horse, lion arranged in pairs); the middle frieze with a sculpted bracket with a makara-head motif and the lowest with sculptured kneeling elephants, both motifs alternating with medallions with stylized lotuses. An unadorned band at the upper level is embellished with vertical dormer-shaped ornaments, present also in some Buddhist monuments in India.
Type
image
Format
image/tiff
Identifier
acs00231.TIF
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/309
Subject
Vāhalkaḍa (Sri Lanka)
Time Period
158-155 BCE
Place
Mirisavātiya Dāgäbe
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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