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Title
Vatadāgē: Octagonal pillars
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2007
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
Octagonal pillars with ornate capitals which would have supported a wooden roof. The outer of the three circles of pillars is fused with the "Buddhist railing." A brick wall separated the outer circle from the middle row of the pillars. There were 16 pillars in the innermost and 32 in the outermost row. The heights varied between 16.7 (innermost) and 10 feet (outermost).
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00977.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1078
Subject
Pillars
Time Period
Since circa 2nd century CE until the end of the 12th century CE
Place
Mädirigiriya (earlier the ancient Mandalagiri vihāra)
Polonnaruva area (near Hingurakgoda, 14 miles north of Minneriya)
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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