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Sculpture Sri Lanka
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Sculpture

Limestone was very often used by ancient sculptors. However, other materials were used like jade, rock crystal, marble, emeralds, quartz, ivory and coral. The Buddha, a symbolic figure, is of course highly represented in three positions: seated, upright, and lying down.


Sculpture , Dambulla Cave Temple , Sri Lanka
Dambulla Cave Temple

Classified as UNESCO World Heritage, the Golden Temple of Dambulla is an important pilgrimage site.

Achim Prill / 123RF
Sculpture , A stone statue , Sri Lanka
A stone statue

This statue is located on the holy site of Anuradhapura, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

© Dinodia / age fotostock
Sculpture , Hindu statues , Sri Lanka
Hindu statues

These statues are located at the entrance to a temple carved into the rock.

© Laurent Dambies / age fotostock
Sculpture , Sri Lankan sculptures , Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan sculptures

This sculpture is found in Anuradhapura, an ancient city.

© Dinodia / age fotostock
Sculpture , Inside the Dambulla Temple , Sri Lanka
Inside the Dambulla Temple

These two statues are found in a room in the Dambulla Cave Temple.

© Dinodia / age fotostock
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