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Title
Stupa: Monastery: Manik (Gem) Vehera
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
Signage: Popularly known as Manik Vehera, the history of this monastery is not known. But according to the architectural features, it could date back to the 8-9 centuries AD. This monastery has a terraced layout and consists of a stupa, bodhi-tree shrine, image houses, a refectory, monks’ dispensary, and cells. Built on a high terrace surrounded by a high wall, the stupa here is of a rare type. The relief of terracotta tablets of squatting lions decorating the plinth and the carved stone door frame of the projected entrance are the special features of this stupa.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01296.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1419
Subject
Signs and signboards
Time Period
8th century CE and later
Place
Manik Vehera
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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