Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Gonagolla Murals:

Gonagolla was once adorned with the most beautiful paintings in Ruhuna. A male and a female figure are all that remain, a maiden with a princely Bodhisattva at her side. The woman is the very image of a Sigiriya maiden. Curved and shapely, her eyes downcast, she clasps her hands together, worshipping the Bodhisattva beside her. Exquisite lines define the face, the eyes and the mouth. Softly drawn with skill and feeling, it is the sheer delicacy of these lines which makes the face so beautiful. According to an inscription on the rock, these frescoes were created during the 3rd century AC. - Adapted from Studio Times Publication Eloquence in Stone

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