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Title
Stūpa: Vāhalkada: Southern entrance
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
Southern entrance to the stūpa with the first flight of steps flanked by two guardstones depicting purnaghātā, leading to the sand terrace. A second flight of stairs with undecorated guardstones leads to the main terrace. Each of the four bare pedestals would have supported a pūrnaghata. There are four entrances to the stūpa. Each is 28 feet in width. The parts of the stūpa above the dome are surrounded by scaffolding and still are in restoration.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00697.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/814
Subject
Shrines (structures)
Entrances
Time Period
Built in 3rd-4th century CE and thereafter
Place
Jetavana Monastery: Jetavana Stūpa
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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