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Title
Image house: Moonstone
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
This well-preserved moonstone is located at entrance to the image house near Thupārāma, earlier presumed to be of the Temple of the Tooth. It is of gneiss. This moonstone includes 16 sacred geese. The concentric semicircles include one comprising nine animals: three elephants, and two each of a horse, a lion and a bull. Diameter: 2.370 meters.
Type
image
Format
image/tiff
Identifier
acs00280.TIF
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/372
Subject
Moonstones (Early to late Anurādhapura Period)
Time Period
3rd century BCE and later
Place
Thūpārāma: Stūpa/Dāgäbe & Arāmic complex
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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