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Title
Vatadāgē area: Urinal
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
The simple, undecorated, square stone urinal has elevated foot rests in the center on either side of the rectangular hole for the cesspit below. More ornate types are found at monasteries elsewhere. A separate stone drainage spout, possibly of the vatadāgē, lies on the ground on the right side of the urinal.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00981.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1082
Subject
Urinals (Plumbing fixtures)
Time Period
Since circa 2nd century CE until the end of the 12th century CE
Place
Mädirigiriya (earlier the ancient Mandalagiri vihāra)
Polonnaruva area (near Hingurakgoda, 14 miles north of Minneriya)
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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