Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

A sharp definition of roles, King Vessantara and his queen

Subject

Differential duty--King and queen--Vessantarā Jātaka
Wall paintings--Degaldoruva Vihara--Kandy (Sri Lanka)

Description

Painted on the walls of the Degaldoruva temple is this scene from the Vessantara Jataka (one of the former birth stories of the Buddha). Seated next to each other, while Vessantara talks to state officials, the queen suckles her infant daughter, sharply defining her domestic role, away from matters of state.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Degaldoruva Temple, Kandy, 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.163

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "A sharp definition of roles, King Vessantara and his queen," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12660, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12660 (accessed February 16, 2019).

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