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Title
Sigiriya paintings on rock depression: Cave 1
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2007
Publication Information
Claremont Colleges Library
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Ancient Cultural Sites and Royal Residences
Rights Information
This image of the Sigiriya paintings appears in this collection under permission granted by the Department of Archaeology, Sri Lanka. Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited. For permission, email info@archaeology.gov.lk.
Description
Close up of Cave 1: Figure at left, second couple. Her finely executed face has a dark complexion and she wears large earrings and a tilaka* (red spot) on her forehead. The image includes the lower part of her heavily ornate headdress. *Or Bindi, a symbolic, traditionally red-colored dot on forehead used by Hindu women from historical times or also used simply as an ornamental mark. Worn at the parting of the hair directly above middle of forehead, a red-dot indicates a married woman.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00438.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/520
Subject
Sigiriya paintings
Time Period
5th century CE
Place
Sigiriya Rock: Paintings
Sigiriya/Matale District
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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