Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

Men and women learning at the feet of a Guru (teacher)

Subject

Gender equality--Women in education
Wall paintings--Degaldoruva Vihara--Kandy (Sri Lanka)

Description

It is however heartening to see that the Degaldoruva painter did not confine himself to illustration of women in purely domestic roles. This scene from the Sattubhatta Jataka (one of the former birth stories of the Buddha) shows and equal number of men and women listening to a learned man reading from an ola book.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Degaldoruva Vihare, Kandy district, 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.165

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Men and women learning at the feet of a Guru (teacher)," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12662, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12662 (accessed November 20, 2018).

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