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Title
Stēle: Chakravartin
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2008
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
Stēle at the east end of the northern Vāhalkada, with probably a chakravartin (universal monarch) or yaksha in the upper panel (with two of seven "jewels" depicted - an elephant and a horse). He also has in his right hand a vajra (thunderbolt), an attribute of the god Indra. A yakshini is depicted in the lower panel; both are in tribanga posture. The latter figure is holding a child in her left hand and flowers in her right hand. 1.8 x 0.320 meters.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00704.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/800
Subject
Sculpture
Time Period
Built in 3rd-4th century CE and thereafter
Place
Jetavana Monastery: Jetavana 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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