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Title
Sri Mahā Bodhi shrine: Moonstone: Steps: Dwarfs
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
An unusual moonstone with only a lotus decoration sculptured at the central area of its semi-circular form and girt by a narrow frame. Length: 7 feet, 9 inches; breadth: 3 feet, 10 inches. The four steps are decorated with motifs with dwarf figures and lotus petals.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00243.TIF
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/338
Subject
Shrines (structures)
Moonstones (Early to late Anurādhapura Period)
Time Period
3rd century BCE and later
Place
Mahāvihāra (The "great" monastery): Sri Mahā Bodhi
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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