Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

A female cupid carved on an ivory comb

Subject

Symbolism in art
Ivory carving--Colombo National Museum--Sri Lanka.

Description

On the subject of love, is this ivory comb from the Colombo National Museum. The carving seems to be of a female cupid, rather unusual in art, with a sugar-cane bow.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

National Museum, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Date

ca. 18th 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.139

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "A female cupid carved on an ivory comb," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12636, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12636 (accessed June 26, 2019).

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