Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

A woman suckling her infant

Subject

Motherhood and the arts
Wood carvings--Ambakke Devale, Kandy (Sri Lanka)

Description

A popular concept of the female is in her role as mother. This is most often represented by a woman suckling her infant as seen in this 17th century A.D. wood carving at the Ambakke devalaya. The relief panel is carved on a pillar at the entrance pavilion.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Ambakke, Sri Lanka

Date

ca. 17th century A.D.
Period of study: 1986-1987
Version: 01/12/2012

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.162

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "A woman suckling her infant," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12659, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12659 (accessed July 20, 2019).

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