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Title
"The Sage": Stone image
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
Figure carved out of the living granite rock. It is 3.51 meters in height and holds what appears to be a palm leaf manuscript, used in historical times. The figure has a serene facial expression, an elaborate headdress, and is clad in a dhoti, leaving the upper torso and feet bare. The figure also has matted hair, drooping earlobes, a long moustache and a beard. The statue is considered a superb example of Asian art.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01411.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1514
Subject
Statues
Time Period
11th-12th century CE
Place
"The Sage" (Granite Statue): Potgul Vehera complex
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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