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3.1 ART OF DAMBADENIYA, YAPAHUVA & KOTTE

The artistic remains of these periods are solely restricted to sculpture and carvings.  Paintings are long lost.  Our knowledge of the paintings of this era is limited to various references made to the art of painting in the literary works of these periods.

However, the impressive fortifications at Yapahuwa surpassed only by those of 5th century Sigiriya, present us with excellent examples of stone carvings.

The relief stone carvings of the granite windows of Yapahuwa speak for the remarkable artistic achievements of this period.

The King of Kotte holding court.  Left side panel of an ivory casket is shown in the figure.

 

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