Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

A painting on a temple wall, of a woman asserting herself over her aged husband

Subject

Women's networks
Female violence
Vessantarā Jātaka
Wall paintings--Degaldoruva Vihare--Kandy (Sri Lanka)

Description

This scene at the Degaldoruva Vihare in the Kandy district, Sri Lanka, is somewhat restrained, but is presented together with a group of women round a well, whose taunts provoke the young woman Amittatapa (Vessantara Jataka, one of the former birth stories of the Buddha) to assert herself. Although these paintings are only a visual expression of earlier literary woks, the choice of episodes and the manner in which they are presented may reveal 18th century attitudes.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Degaldoruva Vihare, Kandy district, 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.158

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "A painting on a temple wall, of a woman asserting herself over her aged husband," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12655, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12655 (accessed April 18, 2019).

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