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Title
Stone sculpture: Kinnaras
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
Stone sculpture in relief of Kinnaras. In Hindu and Buddhist mythology, these are half-human (both male and female) and half-horse or half-bird (as here) celestial figures. They are depicted playing musical instruments and/or singing. Here the male figure on the right is playing a lute-like instrument.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00732.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/834
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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