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Title
Monastery: Seated Buddha statue: Virāsana: Vitarka mudrā: Nunnery
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2015
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 of crystalline limestone. It is of the (Indian) Post-Gupta period and the statue may be from the 9th or 10th century CE. The right hand is held in the vitarka mudrā. Snail-shell curls are arranged in horizontal layers and also cover the ushnisha. It is likely that it was a product of the Abhayagiri school. The monastery complex is of the Pabbatarāma vihāra type. Height: 2.07 meters. This statue may be from the 9th or 10th century CE.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00136.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/494
Subject
Statues
Monasteries
Buddha
Time Period
Circa 5th-6th century 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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