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Title
Vāhalkada: Stele
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
Stele at the edge of a Vāhalkada, with a standing male figure holding a vajra, an attribute of the god Indra, in the upper panel; the heads of an elephant and a horse are on the left. The lower panel has a figure of a Yakshini (female semi-divine being) with a flower in her right hand holding the head of a child who also is holding a flower.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00461.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/570
Subject
Stele (Archaeology)
Time Period
In the 1st century BCE and restored many times through the 12th century CE. Vāhalkada built in the reign of King Kanittha Tissa (226-244 CE)
Place
Abhayagiri Monastery: Abhayagiri Stūpa
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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