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Title
Ratnaprāsāda (Chapter House): Guardstone
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2014
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
Side view of the famous guardstone at the bottom of the flight of steps at the Ratnaprāsāda ("jeweled mansion"). A sculptured elephant on its haunches is atop the short column at the side. The guardstone at right is missing. According to the Mahāvamsa this edifice had seven storeys.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00623.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/648
Subject
Sculpture
Time Period
7th-9th 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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