Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

Paintings of women (divine females or royal queens?) playing with flowers

Subject

Rites and ceremonies
Women in art--Rock paintings--Sigiriya (Sri Lanka)

Description

Interpreted mostly as divine females and at times as royal queens, the women painted on the rock caves at Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, seem to be cast in the role of religious devotees. The figures are cut off at a point a little below the waist and they carry flower offerings.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Date

5th 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.94

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Paintings of women (divine females or royal queens?) playing with flowers," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12591, http://dlir.org/archive/items/show/12591 (accessed June 29, 2022).

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