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Title
Moonstone
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2014
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
Located near the Ruvanvälisǟya. The moonstone has nine animals in the order of, from left to right, elephant, horse, lion, and bull, and an added elephant at the end of the semi-circle below the outer semi-circle of "flames,” a rambling creeper (liyaveli), and a line of eighteen geese/hansa surrounding the lotus motive and the plain center.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00358.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/466
Subject
Moonstones (Early to late Anurādhapura Period)
Time Period
Undated
Place
Mahāvihāra (The "great" monastery): Ruvanvälisǟya area
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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