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Title
Abhayagiri stūpa, in restoration
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 stūpa is the most important edifice in the Abhayagiri Vihāra (Monastery). It is built on a square platform with four entrances and surrounded by outer and inner terraces enclosed by walls. It is over 75 meters high and 106.5 meters in diameter at its widest point. The dome is built over small relic chambers.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00440.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/556
Subject
Shrines (structures)
Time Period
In the 1st century BCE and expanded and restored many times through the 12th century CE
Place
Abhayagiri Monastery: Abhayagiri Stūpa
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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