[Shrine to Shiva, Polonnaruwa] (Recto)

The Colombo Apothecaries Co., Ltd.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

View of the ruins of one of the shrines dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva, known as Shiva Dewale or Shiva Devalaya, at Polonnaruwa. The structure is composed of stone blocks and features an opening into an inner chamber. A densely vegetated area can be seen in the background.


  • Title: [Shrine to Shiva, Polonnaruwa] (Recto)
  • Creator: The Colombo Apothecaries Co., Ltd.
  • Date Created: after 1892
  • Location Created: Polonnaruwa, Ceylon; Polonnaruva, Sri Lanka
  • Physical Dimensions: 21.2 × 25.9 cm (8 3/8 × 10 3/16 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XP.675.30
  • Culture: Sri Lankan
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: The Colombo Apothecaries Co., Ltd. (Sri Lankan, founded about 1880, dissolved 1920s)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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