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Title
Recumbent Buddha statue: cave shrine
Creator
de Silva, Preethi
Date Created and/or Issued
1999
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
Detail of pleated robe. The robe apparently was hand woven in cotton thread and then pasted on to the statues, plastered over, and painted. The statue is placed such that it allows a passage around it for circumambulation by pilgrims, for the purpose of veneration.
Type
image
Format
image/tiff
Identifier
acs00033.tif
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/386
Subject
Buddha
Statues
Time Period
1st century BCE, and later
Place
Sässēruwa (Räs vehera)
North Central province, 11 km west of Avukana (location of famous Buddha statue).
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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