Skip to main content

Image / Vāhalkada: Stele: Cobra with hood

Have a question about this item?

Item Information. View source record on contributor's website.

Title
Vāhalkada: Stele: Cobra with hood
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2014
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 with a coiled cobra with five-hooded head and a decorated stone frame. A pair of such stelae would have been placed on either side of the vāhalkada.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00470.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/575
Subject
Stele (Archaeology)
Sculpture
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

Explore related content on Calisphere: