Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

Peripheral Female Goddesses associated with Buddhist worship

Description

This text explains the functional roles that many peripheral gods and goddesses held in the Buddhist system of worship. Many peripheral gods and goddesses held positions of veneration or occupied certain functional roles within Buddhism. This phenomenon is noticed in the earliest Buddhist sculpture in India, at Bharhut, Sanchi and later at Amaravati. Supernatural beings provided models for Sri Lankan sculptors and they adorn these temples in both a protective and a devotional capacity.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Date

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

text

Identifier

PDWESLSP.S.23

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Peripheral Female Goddesses associated with Buddhist worship," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12520, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12520 (accessed December 1, 2022).

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