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Title
Vāhalkada: Stelae
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2014
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
Two stelae in Dolomite marble at the northern end of the eastern vāhalkada. The stele at right has two figures: in the top panel a yaksa, divine figure holding in his right hand what appears to be a lotus flower and in the lower panel a dwarf figure holding a tray of flowers. 1.860 x 0.360 meters. The stele fragment at left has a kalpavrsha issuing from a vase of abundance.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00471.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/566
Subject
Stele (Archaeology)
Time Period
In the 1st century BCE and restored many times through the 12th century CE. Vāhalkada built in the reign of King Kanittha Tissa (226-244 CE)
Place
Abhayagiri Monastery: Abhayagiri 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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