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--Vijayarama temple--Anuradhapura--Sri Lanka
Makara symbol

Description

Mithuna couples are also seen on one of the makara reliefs at the Vijayarama temple in Anuradhapura. As in most other examples, the female emerges out of the makara jaws before the male in whose lap she sits.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Vijayarama Temple--Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Date

ca. 8th 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.136

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "An amorous couple coming out of the jaws of makara. ," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12633, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12633 (accessed May 19, 2019).

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