Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

Divine maidens (apsaras) as guardian goddesses

Subject

Apsaras--Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka)
Stone carving--Jetavanarama Cultural Triangle Project--Anuradhapura--Sri Lanka.

Description

Discovered near the so-called Buddhist railing site in 1987 and housed in the site museum of the Jetavanarama Cultural Triangle Project at Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, is this miniature gateway. It is in the style of the Amaravati School of Art in India, and may belong to about the 3rd century A.D. The two apsaras or divine maidens, leaning against two flowering trees, are cast in the role of guardian goddesses.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Archeological Site Museum, Jetavana Vihara, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Date

ca. 3rd 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.24

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Divine maidens (apsaras) as guardian goddesses," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12521, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12521 (accessed January 26, 2023).

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