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Title
Image house: Standing Buddha statue
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2011
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
The central, colossal standing Buddha statue. It is the tallest Buddha statue in Sri Lanka and was found lying horizontally with damage to several parts, including the right hand, face and feet. Restoration to its present state completed in 1991.View from right side of viewer. 37 feet, 10 inches (11.53 meters) in height, carved out of dolomite limestone rock. It is 41 feet, 10 inches in height, with the pedestal.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00092.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/160
Subject
Buddha
Statues
Time Period
7th century CE. Fallen statue, found in the 1950s, restored and raised in 1991
Place
Maligawila (Maligawela), monastery complex, possibly at the location called Kanagama.
Maligawila (Maligawela). Monerāgala District, Uva province. 15 km from Butthala.
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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