Isurumuniya Vihara

August 14, 2020

This rock temple, dating fro the region of Devanampiya Tissa (3rd century BC), has some very fine carvings. One or two of these (including one of elephants playfully splashing water) remain in their original place on the rock face beside a square pool fed from the Tissa Wewa, but most of them have been moved into the small museum within the temple.

Best known of the sculpture in the ‘lovers’ which dates from around the 5th century AD and is of the Indian Gupta School.

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