Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

Stone relief of consort of Bodhisattvas

Subject

Tara (goddess)
Stone carving--Vijayaramaya Temple--Anuradhapura--Sri Lanka
Bodhisattvas--Spouses

Description

Bodhisattvas and their consorts form the subject of a number of reliefs round the stone basement walls of the Vijayarama temple at Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, a centre of Mahayana worship of the 8th century A.D. In all these reliefs, the 4-armed Bodhisattva images are given pride of place and the female companions or Taras occupy supporting roles. Copper plaques found in the precincts have invocations to the goddess Tara and the script is Sinhalese of the 8th century A.D. This is one of four reliefs at the Vijayarama Temple.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Vijayarama temple at Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Date

ca. 8th 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.13

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Stone relief of consort of Bodhisattvas," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12510, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12510 (accessed October 5, 2022).

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