Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

Bhikkhunis bringing a sapling of the Bodhi tree to Sri Lanka from India

Subject

Bhikkhunis
Cave paintings--Dambulu Rajamaha Viharaya (Sri Lanka)
Buddhist nuns in art

Description

The only illustration in art of Bhikkhunis or Buddhist nuns during the period covered by this survey is seen at Dambulla. This painting shows the arrival of bhikkhuni Sanghamitta (the founder of the order of Buddhist nuns in Si Lanka) together with her companions, bringing with them a sapling of the Bodhi tree, the tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Date

ca. 18th 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.103

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Bhikkhunis bringing a sapling of the Bodhi tree to Sri Lanka from India," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12600, http://dlir.org/archive/items/show/12600 (accessed June 29, 2022).

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