Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

Paintings at the Tivanka Image House, life of the Buddha

Subject

Gautama Buddha--Birth
Women--Elites--narrative art--Sri Lanka
Wall paintings--Tivanka--Image House--Polonnaruva (Sri Lanka)

Description

Many of the 12th and 13th century A.D. paintings at the Tivanka Image House in Polonnaruva are faded. However, some episodes from the life of the Buddha as well as Jataka stories can be identified. This scene shows a group of elite women associated with the events preceding the birth of prince Siddhartha.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Tivanka Image House, Polonnaruva, Sri Lanka

Date

12th and 13th century A.D.
Period of study: 1986-1987
Version: 01/12/2014

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.153

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Paintings at the Tivanka Image House, life of the Buddha," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12650, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12650 (accessed July 21, 2019).

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