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Title
Galpota (Stone Book): Giant inscription
Creator
de Silva, Preethi
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
The figure of a woman on the side face of the stone on whom two elephants are sprinkling water has been identified as the Goddess Gajalakshmi - literally, "Lakshmi of the elephants" (here in her aspect as Goddess of Prosperity), also known and beloved as Goddess of the Lotus in many parts of India.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00984.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1163
Subject
Sculpture
Bas-relief
Time Period
12th century CE
Place
Galpota
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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