Age Unidentified - Lanka

Ruhuna - Stone Slab - carved

A smooth stone slab of with a Buddhist perahara scene engraved on it claimed to have been found during a dig in Akurugoda area of Tissamaharama.

SPECIFICATIONS
MaterialStone
Typeengraved slab
Length57.8. mm
Width15.5 mm
Thickness7.0 mm
Weight8.95 gms
Shapelong Slab
Edgesmooth
ruhuna_Perahara_Slab_Stone_obverse
ruhuna_Perahara_Slab_Stone_reverse
Obverse : Elephant with tusks, carrying relic casket walking left behind person with flag. Drummer behind. Representation of the Sun face to upper right
Reverse : Flag and other indistict scribling.

Clearly interesting IF it is really ancient art and other items of similar type have been found in a professional archaeological dig to establish a rough age. Picked it up out of pure curiosity.

The stone slab was scanned at 300 dpi and displayed at 200 dpi. It was obtained in 2001 December from Mr A. Ratnayaka a collector in Katharagama, Lanka.