Art from Sri Lanka: The Jeweled Isle

Buddha Shakyamuni, Kandy period 18th century, gilt copper alloy with partial black coating, 41.91 x 36.2 x 21.13 cm, purchased with funds provided by Murray and Virginia Ward Β© Museum Associates/LACMA

This major comprehensive survey of art from Sri Lanka, showing over 250 works, addresses nearly two thousand years of the island’s history. The image of a bejewelled isle, first invoked in Greco-Roman accounts of Sri Lanka’s precious gems, inspired numerous… Continue reading