Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

Female consort

Subject

Royalty-Sri Lanka-6th-7th century
Stone carving--bas-relief--Isurumuniya temple museum--Anuradhapura--Sri Lanka

Description

Interpreted by some as a royal group and by others as a divine family, this bas-relief carved on hard stone is in the museum at the Isurumuniya temple, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Central to the composition is the male figure and the female consort plays a supporting role even in a literal sense. A younger female is tucked behind in a still more subordinate position. It is dated between the 6th and 7th centuries A.D. by museologists.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Isurumuniya Temple Museum, 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.19

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Female consort," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12516, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12516 (accessed October 5, 2022).

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