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.
Classified as UNESCO World Heritage, the Golden Temple of Dambulla is an important pilgrimage site.© Achim Prill / 123RF
This statue is located on the holy site of Anuradhapura, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.© © Dinodia / age fotostock
These statues are located at the entrance to a temple carved into the rock.© © Laurent Dambies / age fotostock
This sculpture is found in Anuradhapura, an ancient city.© © Dinodia / age fotostock
These two statues are found in a room in the Dambulla Cave Temple.© © Dinodia / age fotostock