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Anuradhapura, 1870 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302A/29

Scope and Contents

276 x 216 mm. View of the sacred bo-tree standing amidst the ruins of the courts and terraces which once surrounded it. The caption printed on the plate reads: 'Ficus religiosa. The sacred bo tree at Anaradhapura. This ancient tree is an object of veneration to the Buddhist; its parent in India being the identical tree under which the Gautama is said to have achieved the Buddhaship. The original branch was planted by King Dewanpiya Tissa, BC. 288'. For a more detailed account of the myths surrounding the tree, see Henry M. Cave, 'The book of Ceylon' (London, 1908), pp 542-44.


  • 1870 - 1900

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Date information

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Scowen and Co

Finding aid date

2011-01-26 10:55:59+00:00

Includes index.

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