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Title
Shiva Dévālé (Shrine) number 2: Nandi sculpture
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2005
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
Large, headless, adorned, stone statue of Nandi (sitting on its haunches on a plinth), the sacred bull calf. It is the gate guardian of Mount Kailash, the abode of Hindu god Lord Shiva and also his vehicle. A statue of Nandi is found sitting on a plinth at most temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, especially in Southern India.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01512.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1592
Subject
Statues
Time Period
Circa 10th century CE
Place
Shiva Dévālé (Shrine) Number 2
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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