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Title
Monastery: Nunnery: Moonstone
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2009
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 moonstone (undated) has eight animals: four each of elephants and horses in the outermost semicircle. They are arranged in an unusual manner; viewed clockwise from the bottom: two elephants are repeated as the fourth and fifth figures, instead of alternating with one of a horse. The figures of lions and bulls and a semicircle with sacred geese are not included. Close-up of the moonstone.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00265.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/504
Subject
Moonstones (Early to late Anurādhapura Period)
Time Period
Circa 5th-6th CE
Place
Asokārāma Monastery
Anurādhapura/Pankuliya
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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