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Title
Image house: Standing Buddha statue
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2015
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
Standing Buddha statue. Close-up of upper torso. Hands in a variant of Abhaya mudrā, with the right hand turned sideways instead of with the palm facing the viewer. This variant of the Abhaya mudrā is found in other Standing Buddha figures of Sri Lanka. The right hand is similar to the great Buddha statue at Avukana. The frills on the robe are indicated by concave ridges and the left hand is grasping the robe at the shoulder. No visible urna is in the center of the forehead, but the traditional snail-curl of the hair is surmounted by the protuberance, usnisha. There is no siraspata or flame on top of the ushnisha, but a crude one was added, and later removed.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00093.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/212
Subject
Buddha
Statues
Time Period
7th century CE. Fallen statue, found in the 1950s, restored and raised in 1991
Place
Maligawila (Maligawela), monastery complex, possibly at the location called Kanagama.
Maligawila (Maligawela). Monerāgala District, Uva province. 15 km from Butthala.
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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