Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

A female devotee of God Siva

Subject

Female devotee (Karaikkalammayyar)--Bronze image--Archaeological Museum, Anuradhapura--Sri Lanka
Women in art--Sri Lanka

Description

This seated female bronze statue from Padaviya, Sri Lanka is that of Karaikkalammayyar, traditionally considered to be a devotee of Siva. Playing a pair of cymbals, her devotion is expressed through music. The statue which is at the Archaeological Museum, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka has been dated to a period between the 11th and 12th centuries A.D. by archaeologists.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Archeological Museum, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Date

ca. 11th-12th centuries 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.99

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "A female devotee of God Siva," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12596, http://dlir.org/archive/items/show/12596 (accessed June 29, 2022).

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