BUDDHA HEAD, 6TH-7TH CENTURY. CORAL STONE, 43 X 40 X 51 CM. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE MALDIVES. PHOTO: MICHAEL O’SHEA – TAASA Review June 2012
idiosyncratic, that really fascinated me.
Tantric or Vajrayana Buddhism was present in Sri Lanka, however a council of 1160 suppressed all but Theravadan forms of Buddhist practice there (Snelling 1990: 29).
Coomaraswarmy noted that he found no extant examples of Tantric Buddhist art in `Ceylon’ (Coomaraswarmy 1985:167)...