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Title
Monastery; Seated Buddha statue; Nunnery; Image House
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2002
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
Seated Buddha statue of crystalline limestone. It is of the (Indian) Post-Gupta period and may be from the 9th or 10th c. CE. The right hand is held in the vitarka mudra, the left hand in katakahasta or possibly āhvana mudra. Snail-shell curls are arranged in horizontal layers and also cover the ushnisha. It is likely that it was a product of the Abhayagiri school. The monastery complex is of the Pabbatarāma vihāra type. Height: 2.07 meters.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00491.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/600
Subject
Buddha
Statues
Time Period
Circa 5th-6th century CE
Place
Asokārāma Monastery
Anurādhapura/Pankuliya
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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