Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

Women dancers as temptresses

Subject

Women dancers in art
Temptation in art
Cave paintings--Dambulu Rajamaha Viharaya (Sri Lanka)

Description

The temptations with which the Bodhisattva grappled are personified as the daughters of Mara, the evil one. In common with practically all the Kandyan temple paintings, the female as temptress, at the Dambulla Rock Temple, Sri Lanka, as shown here, is in dance pose. However, none of the daughters of Mara shown in the paintings of the Kandyan period can be described as sensuous creatures. For the 18th century Kandyan painter, the female as seductress perhaps lacked conviction.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Dambulla Rock Temple, Sri Lanka

Date

ca. 18th century A.D.
Period of study: 1986-1987
Version: 01/12/2014

Contributor

Co-Author: Seneviratna, Harsha
Technical Officer: Wijesinghe, Lalith
Technical Assistant: Jayasundare, Subhashini
Photographer: Madanayake, I.S.
International Center for Ethnic Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies, Colombo

Rights

All rights reserved by International Center for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka.

Relation

Forms part of Photographic documentation of Women as depicted in early Sri Lankan sculpture and painting / Slide in present collection

Format

JPEG 2000

Language

eng

Type

image

Identifier

PDWESLSP.S.156

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Women dancers as temptresses," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12653, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12653 (accessed April 18, 2019).

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