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Title
Stūpa: Kantaka Cētiya: Vāhalkada
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
The stele at right side of the eastern vāhalkada crowned by a sculpted elephant on its haunches. The stele is decorated by a kalpalata ("wishing creeper”) motif issuing from a pūrnaghata (not visible here). The brickwork above the base of the vahalkada includes two niches on either side with figures of deities.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00921.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1019
Subject
Stele (Archaeology)
Sculpture
Time Period
1st or 2nd century CE
Place
Mihintalē (Plateau of Mahinda)
Anurādhapura region
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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