Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

Terra-cotta image of Tara

Subject

Tara (goddess)
Terra-cotta sculpture--Archaeological Museum, Trincomalee (Sri Lanka)

Description

That the goddess Tara finds a place in what is called the poor man’s art, can be seen from this terra-cotta image, said to be in the Archaeological Museum at Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. This slide was made from a photograph available in the Department of Archaeology in Colombo. The image probably dates to the Mahayana phase of Sri Lankan sculpture (ca. 7th to the 12th century A.D.).

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Archaeological Museum, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Date

ca. 7th-12th 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.15

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Terra-cotta image of Tara," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12512, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12512 (accessed October 5, 2022).

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