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Moonstone at bottom of steps leading to Maha Sen’s Palace, Anuradhapura, 1600 years old. Palace built 200 B.C. by King Dutugamunu [Dutthagamini], 1870 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303B/20

Scope and Contents

289 x 222 mm. View looking down on the moonstone which stands at the base of the flight of steps leading into the central building of Maha Sen’s Pavilions (which were probably put to religious use rather than secular occupation). The moonstone, a large semi-circular stone plate placed at the base of flights of steps, is an architectural component practically unique to Ceylon and this example is probably the finest that survives.


  • 1870 - 1871


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Finding aid date

2014-06-18 12:07:19+00:00

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