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Title
Council Chamber of King Nissankamalla (1187-1196 AD): Inscribed Pillars
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
Front view of the main entrance (on the northern side) of the rectangular Council Chamber with a lion sculpture at left and pillars on the upper level of two raised platforms. There are four rows of a dozen pillars each, which would have supported the roof. Some of the pillars of the inner row bear inscriptions. Council Chamber measures 12 meters by 35.1 meters with an open portico.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01223.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1360
Subject
Entrances
Pillars
Time Period
12th century CE
Place
Council Chamber of King Nissankamalla (1187-1196 AD)
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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