Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

A scene from a Jataka Story

Subject

Women--Social differentiation--Sri Lanka
Vessantarā Jātaka
Wall paintings--Madavala Vihara, Bokkavala (Sri Lanka)

Description

This is a scene from the Vessantara Jataka (one of the former birth stories of the Buddha) painted on the walls of the Madawela vihara at Bokkavela in the Kandy district. While noting the social differences among women themselves, the maid clothed only waist downwords, performing service tasks, and the queen sitting away from it all, one is also made aware of the role differences between male and female, the King appearing as the primary decision maker with the queen playing a secondary role. The paintings at Madavala Vihare belong to the 18th century A.D.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Madavala Vihare, Bokkavala, Sri Lanka

Date

ca. 18th 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.155

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "A scene from a Jataka Story," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12652, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12652 (accessed August 15, 2020).

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