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Title
Monastic Residential complex, Pañcakāvāsa: "Mahasen's pavilion," Moonstone: Steps with dwarf figures
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
A view of the short flight of stone steps and the landing at the top behind the famous moonstone at the image house of the Pañcakāvāsa monastic residential complex earlier called "Mahasen's Pavilion." The risers (vertical bands) separating the steps display figures of dwarfs with lotus motifs and others in relief.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00612.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/656
Subject
Sculpture
Time Period
Circa 6th-8th century CE
Place
Abhayagiri Monastery
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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