Discover Sculpture Sri Lanka

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 , Polonnaruwa , Sri Lanka
    Polonnaruwa

    The Ancient Buddha Rock Statues of Polonnaruwa

    Chotewang Wangseta / 123RF
  • 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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