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Title
Sigiriya rock: Mirror Wall
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2002
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
Interior side of the "Mirror Wall" in brick and highly polished plaster is famous for the historic "Sigiri graffiti," comprising over 1,000 verses, mostly in Sinhala, inscribed on the inside surface, and many of them related to the paintings of females in the depressions above it. See separate topic of "Sigiriya Paintings."
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01592.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1690
Subject
Walls
Time Period
5th century CE
Place
Sigiriya Rock Palace and Gardens
Sigiriya/Matale District
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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