Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

Headless image of a Buddhist Goddess

Subject

Buddhist goddesses--Sri Lanka
Limestone figures--Archaeological Museum, Anuradhapura--Sri Lanka

Description

This head-less image of limestone is of a Buddhist goddess. The gesture of holding her garment at the waist is unusual. Dates between the 6th and 7th centuries A.D. have been suggested by art historians.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Archeological Museum, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Date

ca. 6th-7th 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.18

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Headless image of a Buddhist Goddess," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12515, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12515 (accessed October 5, 2022).

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