Sri Lankan Moon Stone Auction -April 23rd

MOONjpgA carved granite temple step similar to those found in the ancient city of Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka will be sold in Bonhams Indian and Islamic sale in London on April 23.

The auctioneer Bonhams says the carved granite step is a Sandakada Pahana – also known as Moonstone – similar to those found in temples dating from Sri Lanka’s Anuradhapura period (c400BC-1000AD).

The magnificent work of art featuring lions, horses, elephants, birds and Brahim cows, has come to light in the garden of a Devon bungalow.

It is estimated to attract bids in excess of 30,000 pounds.

 

 

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One response to “Sri Lankan Moon Stone Auction -April 23rd

  1. As always, the breathtaking beauty, culture and work of the Sinhalese race!
    It is priceless to every Sri Lankan.
    However, I think it should be brought back to Sri Lanka as it belongs where it was.

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