Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

Composite figures (part female) - Narilata

Subject

Symbolism in art (Narilata)
Wall-painting--Temple of the Tooth, Kandy--Sri Lanka
Decorative art

Description

An elaborate narilata motif which consists of the central female forms and a host of other female heads within the creeper design is seen painted on the wooden ceiling of the ground floor of the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is a rare form of the narilata motif and serves a decorative purpose.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Temple of the Tooth Relic, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Date

1529-1815 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.147

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Composite figures (part female) - Narilata," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12644, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12644 (accessed August 26, 2019).

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