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Title
Frontispiece: Ayaka (Vāhalkada): Pillar
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
Right edge of a vāhalkada (ayaka) with a pillar carved in bas-relief with a kalpavrkşa ("Tree of life"-- "wishing Tree") with multiple motives. Close-up of its lower part as well as the adjacent stele.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00335.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/446
Subject
Pillars
Vāhalkaḍa (Sri Lanka)
Time Period
Begun in 144 BCE (Vāhalkada added later)
Place
Mahāvihāra (The "great" monastery): Ruvanvälisǟya Dāgäbe (Mahāthūpa)
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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