Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

Mythical creatures (part female and part bird) - Kinnaris

Subject

Symbolism in art (Kinnaras)
Stone carving--Isurumuniya Museum (Sri Lanka)

Description

Exhibited at the Museum in the Isurumuniya temple premises is this group of Kinnaras among whom is a Kinnari (female Kinnara). Traditionally they are thought to be heavenly musicians. Here the male carries a musical instrument. The stone carving has been dated to about the 5th or 6th century A. D.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Isurumuniya Museum, Sri Lanka

Date

ca. 5th or 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.148

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Mythical creatures (part female and part bird) - Kinnaris," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12645, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12645 (accessed May 21, 2019).

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