Carved Stone Niche, Ceylon c1469-1815

Carved Stone Niche, Ceylon c1469-1815

A CARVED SANDSTONE NICHE FOR A RELIGIOUS IMAGE

Sri Lanka (Ceylon) c. 1469 – 1815

The niche with recumbent guardian lions above a stepped stupa shaped aperture,
which is flanked by pineapple topped columns. An architectural fragment. Sinhalese architecture of the Kingdom of Kandy (1469- 1815) shows many of the ancient Buddhist forms of Northern India, introduced to Ceylon in the 3rd
century BCE, with more than 25 styles of
Buddhist Monasteries.

Price inc GST $950

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