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Title
Bodhi-Tree Shrine III: Buddha statue at Āsanaghara
Creator
de Silva, Preethi
Date Created and/or Issued
1999
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
Seated Buddha statue in the meditative samadhi or dyāna posture. This one currently has a metal fence around it. Height: 1.75 meters. The long elevated slab of stone is a āsana (The Āsanagahara is the shrine of the Buddha's seat or throne), which is the earliest aniconic form for reverence for the Buddha, representing the seat of the Buddha at the time of his Enlightenment and is associated with the ancient practice of āsana vandanāva - worship of the Buddha's "throne." Also found here are several Buddhapada, another stage of the aniconic representation of the Buddha prior to the construction of Buddha images.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00593.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/721
Subject
Buddha
Statues
Time Period
Unknown
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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