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Title
Nālanda "Gedigē" shrine (image house): exterior
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
Entrance to the shrine with the lower steps with undecorated moonstone and flanked by makara balustrades. The sculptured upper steps are flanked by elephant heads (presumably in homage to the Lord Ganesha).
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01554.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1658
Subject
Moonstones
Makara
Sculpture
Shrines (structures)
Time Period
Lacks historical evidence. Possibly 9th-10th century CE (date of an inscription)
Place
Nālanda Gedigē
Nālanda. Mātalē District. Near 48-kilometer post (considered to be at the central point of Sri Lanka).
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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