Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

An amorous couple coming out of the jaws of makara

Subject

Love in art
Stone carving--Archaeological Museum, Anuradhapura--Sri Lanka
Makara symbol

Description

This makara arch frames a naga guardstone, originally from one of the Abhayagiri Vihare buildings, and presently housed in the Archaeological Museum at Anuradhapura. Amorous couples are seen coming out of the jaws of the dragon.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Archeological Museum, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Date

ca. 5th-6th 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.135

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "An amorous couple coming out of the jaws of makara," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12632, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12632 (accessed July 2, 2020).

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