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Title
Refectory: rice "boat" (trough)
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2001
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 refectory is located to the east of the Mahāthūpa. The monks would have taken the donated cooked rice from this long and deep stone trough (depicted on the left side of this image), which has been estimated to hold sufficient rice for 3,800 so-called "begging" (alms) bowls of the monks.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00388.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/472
Subject
Monasteries
Time Period
3rd century BCE and later
Place
Mahāvihāra (The "great" monastery): Ruvanvälisǟya area
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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