Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

Limestone image of Tara

Subject

Tara (goddess)
Limestone sculpture--National Museum (Colombo, Sri Lanka).

Description

Also from southern Sri Lanka but of more modest proportions, is this lime-stone Tara image in the round. It was originally found in a temple at Siyambalagasvila in the Hambantota district, Sri Lanka. Displaying the usual simplicity of dress associated with Tara images in Sri Lanka, she has her hair piled up in a crowning coiffure ‘jata makuta’. The statue may belong to the 8th to the 10th century A.D. phase of Mahayana Buddhism in Sri Lanka. This sculpture is found in the National Museum, Colombo.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Colombo National Museum, Sri Lanka

Date

ca. 8th to the 10th 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.12

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Limestone image of Tara," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12509, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12509 (accessed December 6, 2022).

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