Tuesday, June 25, 2013

SRI LANKA ~Sigiriya-Terracota figurine - UNESCO~

Great artwork found at the Sigiriya or Lion Mountain...Thanks Ravindra!!

With nice and matching stamp: Issued on July 16, 2012, with the occasion of National Archaeology Week, and depicted a terracotta figure even from Sigiriya.

An Apsara is a female spirit of the clouds and waters in Hindu and Buddhist mythology.

They are miniature terracotta figurines at Sigiriya and works of art which are reproductions of the paintings on the Sigirya rock wall. Some of them are found at the Sigiriya Museum today.r

Most of the figurines aer female torsos, modelled in the familiar 'classic - realist' style of the Middle Historical period (circa 6th to 13th C).

Terracotta figures of this specific type have only been found at Sigiriya.

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