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Title
Lion Pond/Bath (Sinha Pokuna)
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 open-air bath, called a pond; on the opposite side is a lion figure standing on its hind quarters sculpted out of the living granite rock. The square pond, half of which is cut out of the live rock, measures 1.800 meters and has a depth of 2.100 meters. View of two friezes of the pond with bas-relief on the side opposite the sculpted lion figure. At top left is a gargoyle with a sculpted head of what appears to be that of a lion, which served as the inlet.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00872.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/946
Subject
Bas-relief
Bathhouses
Sculpture
Gargoyles
Time Period
Unknown
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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