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Title
Isuruminuya rock temple: Sculpture of King’s Family
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
Well-preserved gneiss sculpture caved in relief of a "King’s family" comprising five figures. The central figure is a royal figure wearing a crown, and to his right presumably his female consort, holding his lower arm. Two others (a male at left and female at right) are possibly their children and the figure with a chowrie (fly whisk), an attendant. Three of the royal family members wear ornate head dresses. Length: 0.920 cm.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00734.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/836
Subject
Sculpture
Bas-relief
Time Period
6th-8th century CE
Place
Isurumuniya rock temple (Kurunegala Road): Archaeological Museum
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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