Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting


This digital presentation of photographic slides shows a representative sample of women as depicted in early Sri Lankan sculpture and painting. It is the outcome of a research study sponsored by the International Center for Ethnic Studies and funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Corporation (NORAD) during January 1986 to May 1987. Additional support was provided by the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Archaeology; the Director General and Directors of the Cultural Triangle Project; the Director of the National Museum; and the Chief incumbents of the numerous temples and devalayas, who granted permission to photograph art objects under their custody.

The International Center for Ethnic Studies retains full copyright of all slides, digital reproductions, and other materials produced by this project. These items may not be copied or reproduced in any form whatsoever without the written consent of the International Center for Ethnic Studies (www.ices.lk) and of the researchers, Harsha Seneviratna and Sirima Kiribamune. Photography is provided by Mr. I.S. Madanayake.