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Royal Palace Complex, Phnom Penh; Throne Hall

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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Phnum Pénh, Phnum Pénh (municipality), Cambodia en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1917-1919 (creation) en_US
dc.creator unknown en_US 1917-1919 en_US 2013-09-24T14:53:00Z 2013-09-24T14:53:00Z 1917-1919 en_US
dc.identifier 235065 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 2680 en_US
dc.description Detail of main entrance with carved pediment; The Khmer name for the Throne Hall, Preah Thineang Dheva Vinnichay, translates as "Sacred Seat of Judgment." The cross-shaped building is crowned with three spires. The central, 59 m spire is topped with the white, four-faced head of Brahma. Inside are two royal thrones and busts of past Cambodian kings. This is the second Throne Hall on the site, the first (1869-1870) was wood and demolished in 1915. The present building was constructed in 1917 and inaugurated by King Sisowath in 1919. The ceiling is frescoed with scenes of the Reamker (the Khmer version of the Ramayana). As with all buildings and structures at the Palace, the Throne Hall faces east. The porch features kinnaris support figures on the columns. Source: Wikipedia; (accessed 6/4/2012) en_US
dc.format.medium wood; masonry; reinforced concrete; tile en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architecture en_US
dc.subject decorative arts en_US
dc.subject deities en_US
dc.subject rulers and leaders en_US
dc.subject audience hall en_US
dc.subject kinnari en_US
dc.subject revival styles en_US
dc.subject Hindu en_US
dc.subject Buddhist en_US
dc.subject Twentieth century en_US
dc.subject Cambodian en_US
dc.title Royal Palace Complex, Phnom Penh; Throne Hall en_US
dc.title.alternative Preah Thineang Dheva Vinnichay en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A2-CB-PP-RP-B6 en_US
vra.culturalContext Cambodian en_US
vra.technique fresco painting (technique), construction (assembling) en_US
vra.worktype throne room en_US
vra.worktype reception room en_US
dc.contributor.display unknown (Cambodian) en_US

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