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Admission ticket to the Colombo National Museum
Admission ticket to the Colombo National Museum
Colombo National Musuem, established in 1877
Colombo National Musuem, established in 1877
Colombo National Musuem
Colombo National Musuem
Sign in front of the Colombo National Musuem
Sign in front of the Colombo National Musuem
Sir William Gregory, Governor of Ceylon 1872-1877
Sir William Gregory, Governor of Ceylon 1872-1877
Colombo National Musuem with the statue of Governor Sir William Gregory
Colombo National Musuem with the statue of Governor Sir William Gregory
Colombo National Musuem, Sri Lanka
Colombo National Musuem, Sri Lanka
A second visit to the museum in 2012 after a major renovation of the ground floor exhibits
A second visit to the museum in 2012 after a major renovation of the ground floor exhibits
Buddha Image from Toluvila (800 AD)
Buddha Image from Toluvila (800 AD)
Standing Buddha - solid cast bronze, 9-10th C. AD
Standing Buddha - solid cast bronze, 9-10th C. AD
Tallest solid cast bronze Buddha in Sri Lanka
Tallest solid cast bronze Buddha in Sri Lanka
9-10th C. Buddha showing deterioration
9-10th C. Buddha showing deterioration
9-10th C. Buddha showing deterioration
9-10th C. Buddha showing deterioration
Map of the Historic Sites of Sri Lanka coded by era
Map of the Historic Sites of Sri Lanka coded by era
Room 2 - Anuradhapura Period 5th C. BC to 1055 AD
Room 2 - Anuradhapura Period 5th C. BC to 1055 AD
Vajrapani Bodhisattva, 9th C. AD
Vajrapani Bodhisattva, 9th C. AD
Replica of the 8th C. Buddha image from Wallipuram-Jaffna
Replica of the 8th C. Buddha image from Wallipuram-Jaffna
Standing Buddha, 8th C, Kurunegala
Standing Buddha, 8th C, Kurunegala
Carved marble plaque with 3 Buddha images, 7th C. AD, Pidurangala-Sigiriya
Carved marble plaque with 3 Buddha images, 7th C. AD, Pidurangala-Sigiriya
Interpretation of Queen Maya's Dream
Interpretation of Queen Maya's Dream
Queen Maya's Dream, 2-3rd C. AD, Andhra Pradesh (India)
Queen Maya's Dream, 2-3rd C. AD, Andhra Pradesh (India)
The goddess Tara, 9-10th C. AD, Thalampitiya, Kurunegala
The goddess Tara, 9-10th C. AD, Thalampitiya, Kurunegala
Standing Buddha, 9th C. AD, Medavachiya-Anuradhapura District
Standing Buddha, 9th C. AD, Medavachiya-Anuradhapura District
Reproduction of a Buddhist fresco
Reproduction of a Buddhist fresco
Standing Buddha, 9th C. AD, Veheragala-Anuradhapura District
Standing Buddha, 9th C. AD, Veheragala-Anuradhapura District
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Tiriyaya, 9th C. AD
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Tiriyaya, 9th C. AD
Seated Buddha in Virasana posture, ca 9th C. AD, Veheragala-Anuradhapura District
Seated Buddha in Virasana posture, ca 9th C. AD, Veheragala-Anuradhapura District
The Buddha in Samadhi Pose, 10th C, Iccankalama,-Anuradhapura District
The Buddha in Samadhi Pose, 10th C, Iccankalama,-Anuradhapura District
Preaching Buddha seated in virasana posture, ca 6th C. AD, Badulla
Preaching Buddha seated in virasana posture, ca 6th C. AD, Badulla
Stupa Relic Chamber, symbolic of Mt. Meru
Stupa Relic Chamber, symbolic of Mt. Meru
Avalokitesvara, ca 9th C, Vehergala-Anuradhapura District
Avalokitesvara, ca 9th C, Vehergala-Anuradhapura District
The Mahayana Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara is the emanation of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha
The Mahayana Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara is the emanation of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha
Avalokitesvara represents the compassionate savior of beings in this aeon and a curer of disease
Avalokitesvara represents the compassionate savior of beings in this aeon and a curer of disease
Bodhisattva Maitreya standing in a relaxed tivanka posture with right hand displaying katakahasta and left varadamudra, 9-10th C
Bodhisattva Maitreya standing in a relaxed tivanka posture with right hand displaying katakahasta and left varadamudra, 9-10th C
Guard Stone, 12th C. AD
Guard Stone, 12th C. AD
Guard Stone, 12th C. AD
Guard Stone, 12th C. AD
Reproductions of Buddhist frescos from the cave shrine at Gal Vihara
Reproductions of Buddhist frescos from the cave shrine at Gal Vihara
Room 3 - Polonnaruva Period (1055-1235 AD)
Room 3 - Polonnaruva Period (1055-1235 AD)
Photograph of the Reclining Buddha of Gal Viharaya at Polonnaruwa, Colombo National Museum
Photograph of the Reclining Buddha of Gal Viharaya at Polonnaruwa, Colombo National Museum
Siva in a relaxed posture after performing the Tandava Dance, 12 C., Polonnaruva
Siva in a relaxed posture after performing the Tandava Dance, 12 C., Polonnaruva
Siva-Nataraja dances while trampling the demon Muyalaka, 12-13th C, Polonnaruva
Siva-Nataraja dances while trampling the demon Muyalaka, 12-13th C, Polonnaruva
Sundaramurtiswami, one of the Saivu saints, 11-12th C., Polonnaruva
Sundaramurtiswami, one of the Saivu saints, 11-12th C., Polonnaruva
One of the Saiva Saints (Siva-Bhaktas), 12th C, Polonnaruva
One of the Saiva Saints (Siva-Bhaktas), 12th C, Polonnaruva
Sword of Buvanekabahu of Yapahuva
Sword of Buvanekabahu of Yapahuva
Reliquary (Uda-Aludeniya)
Reliquary (Uda-Aludeniya)
Chinese Ceramic Ware, 14-19th C.
Chinese Ceramic Ware, 14-19th C.
Chinese Ceramic Ware, 14-19th C.
Chinese Ceramic Ware, 14-19th C.
Malay Daggers, Colombo National Museum
Malay Daggers, Colombo National Museum
Brass Tray Depicting Kandy Perahara
Brass Tray Depicting Kandy Perahara
Arecanut Slicers - Colombo National Museum
Arecanut Slicers - Colombo National Museum
Hindu Images Uma-sahita-Siva, 13-14th C.
Hindu Images Uma-sahita-Siva, 13-14th C.
Samadhi Buddha statue under Maikara Arch, 17-18th C.
Samadhi Buddha statue under Maikara Arch, 17-18th C.
Carved ivory door frame decorations
Carved ivory door frame decorations
Ivory ceremonial objects
Ivory ceremonial objects
ColomboApr12 304.jpg
ColomboApr12 304.jpg
Throne of King Wimaladharmasuriya II - 1693
Throne of King Wimaladharmasuriya II - 1693
Insignia Ring
Insignia Ring
The Royal Seat was used by 6 kings up to Sri Vickrama Rajasinha, the last King of Sri Lanka, deposed by the British in 1815
The Royal Seat was used by 6 kings up to Sri Vickrama Rajasinha, the last King of Sri Lanka, deposed by the British in 1815
ColomboApr12 309.jpg
ColomboApr12 309.jpg
Throne of the Kings of Kandy, National Musem
Throne of the Kings of Kandy, National Musem
Detail of the Throne of the Kings of Kandy
Detail of the Throne of the Kings of Kandy
Gilded bronze Buddha in meditative attitude from Purana, 18th C.
Gilded bronze Buddha in meditative attitude from Purana, 18th C.
Fragment of a carved base of building, Anuradhapura
Fragment of a carved base of building, Anuradhapura
Recumbent Buddha, 18-19th C, Kandy
Recumbent Buddha, 18-19th C, Kandy
King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe, the last king of Sri Lanka
King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe, the last king of Sri Lanka
Speculative Family Tree, Colombo National Museum
Speculative Family Tree, Colombo National Museum
Prehistoric Man, Colombo National Museum
Prehistoric Man, Colombo National Museum
Prehistoric Man, Colombo National Museum
Prehistoric Man, Colombo National Museum
Banyan Tree, Colombo National Museum
Banyan Tree, Colombo National Museum
Colombo National Museum, Sri Lanka
Colombo National Museum, Sri Lanka
Seated Buddha on the grounds of the Colombo National Museum
Seated Buddha on the grounds of the Colombo National Museum
Sub Post Office, Colombo National Museum
Sub Post Office, Colombo National Museum
Mask, National Museum
Mask, National Museum
Mask, National Museum
Mask, National Museum
Mask, National Museum
Mask, National Museum
Demon, National Museum
Demon, National Museum
Frescoe, National Museum
Frescoe, National Museum
Frescoe, National Museum
Frescoe, National Museum
Frescoe, National Museum
Frescoe, National Museum
Ornamental Sri Lankan Swords, National Museum
Ornamental Sri Lankan Swords, National Museum
Jeweled Sword, National Musem
Jeweled Sword, National Musem
Swords, National Museum
Swords, National Museum
A gift from the UAE to Sri Lanka
A gift from the UAE to Sri Lanka
Hindu bronze statue, National Museum
Hindu bronze statue, National Museum
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