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Title
Biso-Maligāva
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2016
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
This is an elaborately decorated moonstone or sandakadapahana--a semi-circular stone slab (originally rectangular in shape), which may be highly decorated or left undecorated. It is found at the bottom of a flight of stairs leading to a monastic residence within a larger monastic complex- probably a Pañchāyatana comprising five edifices.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00156.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/200
Subject
Moonstones (Early to late Anurādhapura Period)
Time Period
6th-8th century CE
Place
Abhayagiri Monastic Complex
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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