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Title
Image house: Entrance with rectangular slab with moonstone
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2005
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
First of the two carved rectangular slabs. In this early form, the semi-circular moonstone is carved on the rectangular surface and only the outermost semi-circular band is carved in low relief with a row of different animals facing opposing directions and meeting at the center.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00087.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/154
Subject
Moonstones (Early to late Anurādhapura Period)
Time Period
7th century CE. Fallen statue, found in the 1950s, restored and raised in 1991
Place
Maligawila (Maligawela), monastery complex, possibly at the location called Kanagama.
Maligawila (Maligawela). Monerāgala District, Uva province. 15 km from Butthala.
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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