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Title
Stūpa: Kantaka Cētiya: Vāhalkada: Lion stele
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
Side view of decorated stele at left side of the northern vāhalkada crowned by a lion figure. At the bottom of the stele is a foliated scroll or kalpalatā ("wishing creeper”) motif issuing from a pūrnaghata. The figures in bas-relief are from the bottom to the top: an elephant, bull, lion, bird and a yaksa couple. Height below the lion: 3.000 meters.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00917.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/940
Subject
Sculpture
Stele (Archaeology)
Bas-relief
Time Period
1st or 2nd century CE
Place
Mihintalē (Plateau of Mahinda)
Anurādhapura region
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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