Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

Pairs of Cobra-guardians.

Subject

Cobras in art
Stone--bas-reliefs--Government Agent’s Residency--Kurunegala (Sri Lanka)

Description

Two pairs of naga-nagini couples (male and female cobras in human form) are the joint guardians at the bottom of the door jambs at the entrance to a ruined building in the premises of the Government Agent’s Residency at Kurunegala, Sri Lanka. The naga and nagini are of almost equal height indicating an improved status for the female in this stone sculpture, probably dating from the 14th century.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Government Agent’s Residency, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka

Date

14th 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.39

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Pairs of Cobra-guardians. ," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12536, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12536 (accessed August 15, 2020).

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