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Early 19th Century
SIZE: 12cm and 9.5cm high – 4¾ ins and 3¾ ins high
SEE: Finch & Co catalogue no. 20, item no. 28, and catalogue no. 22, item no. 45, for two other ivories of court nobles
The mountain kingdom of Kandy was established in the 14th Century by King Wickramabahu of Gampola. The capital was named Kandy in honour of a Brahmin holy man called Senkanda who lived as a hermit in a cave behind what was to become the Royal Palace and its complex of shrines.