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Title
Image house: Entrance with moonstones
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
Steps at entrance: two moonstones carved on rectangular slabs. The carved ornamentation of the two moonstones is much simpler than those found in many of the earlier moonstones in Anuradhapura (which are semicircular in shape); these moonstones are components of several laterally placed slabs of different widths and with carved ornamentation depicting animals surrounding and between the two slabs carved with moonstones. The narrower of the moonstones includes animal figures, but the wider and larger one is devoid of them or other decoration and is an early stage of the evolving decoration found on moonstones and called a pātikā.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00086.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/218
Subject
Moonstones (Early to late Anurādhapura Period)
Time Period
7th century CE. Fallen statue, found in the 1950s, restored and raised in 1991
Place
Maligawila (Maligawela), monastery complex, possibly at the location called Kanagama.
Maligawila (Maligawela). Monerāgala District, Uva province. 15 km from Butthala.
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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