Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

Bronze statue of Tara

Subject

Tara (goddess)
Bronze figurines--National Museum (Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Description

Among the Mahayana bronze images found at Tiriyay, Sri Lanka, is this standing statue of Tara now exhibited in the Colombo National Museum. She wears some ornaments, but on the whole there is a total lack of ostentation. This image at Tiriyay, Sri Lanka, is dated to the late Anuradhapura period (9th to the 10th centuries A.D.), when the worship of Mahayana gods and goddesses was popularly practiced according to historians.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Colombo National Museum, Sri Lanka

Date

9th-10th centuries 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.9

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Bronze statue of Tara," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12506, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12506 (accessed November 29, 2022).

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