Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

A painting of a female devotee

Subject

Dancers in art--Sri Lanka
Women in art--Rock paintings--Gonagala--Amparai---Sri Lanka

Description

This slide is made from a photograph available at the Department of Archaeology in Colombo. Seen at Gonagala, Ampara, Sri Lanka. It is a section of a cave painting where a female devotee stands in a dance posture. She is worshiping a male figure, no doubt a deity. The painting has been attributed to the 8th century A. D. by scholars.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Gonagala--Ampara, Sri Lanka

Date

ca. 8th 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.98

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "A painting of a female devotee," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12595, http://dlir.org/archive/items/show/12595 (accessed June 29, 2022).

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