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Tantric Buddhist era sculpture - early Dhivehi eveyla akuru script
Maldives National Museum collection

September 2010
Page 2
Closeup view of three inscriptions from sculpture on Page 1



Maldives - early version of divehi eveyla akuru script on tantric buddhist-era sculpture - c.9th century

Museum identification:

Six-faced coral-stone stele

Period: Circa 9th century CE (circa 3rd century AH);
Place found: Ameeru Ahmad Magu, Henveiru, Male', early 1960s;
Description: Six-faced tantric buddhist sculpture inscribed with tantric mantras written in early form of Dhivehi eveyla akuru script.



Maldives - early version of divehi eveyla akuru script on tantric buddhist-era sculpture - c.9th century



Maldives - early version of divehi eveyla akuru script on tantric buddhist-era sculpture - c.9th century


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