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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Phnum Pénh, Phnum Pénh (municipality), Cambodiaen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1903-1904 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorChea, Vichitreen_US
dc.date1903-1904en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-26T15:14:21Z
dc.date.available2013-09-26T15:14:21Z
dc.date.issued1903-1904en_US
dc.identifier235857en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2518en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/143592
dc.descriptionMulti-armed figure of Ravana (Krong Reap, upper right); After 1431, the cult of the devarāja had ceased to be significant, and Hinduism had been displaced by Theravada Buddhism. However, Hinduism still played a part in court ceremonies, in the Reamker (the Khmer version of the Rāmāyaṇa) and in the royal dances (the Lkhaon) based upon it. The fact that these themes are of Brahmanic origin has never been an obstacle to their representation in places of Buddhist worship, since the heroes have always been seen as bodhisattvas. The Reamker differs from the original Ramayana (the story of Rama and his consort Sita) in some ways, featuring additional scenes and emphasis on Hanuman and Sovanna Maccha. These murals were painted by a team of students from 1903-1904 under the supervision of an artist, Vichitre Chea, and architect, Oknha Tep Nimit Thneak. They follow bas-reliefs carved centuries ago into the walls of Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei. The murals are on the interior of the pagoda complex walls (which surround a group of buildings), covered by a portico, but open to the weather, and have been damaged. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/ (accessed 8/1/2012)en_US
dc.format.mediumpaint on prepared wallen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectanimalen_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectcycles or seriesen_US
dc.subjectdeitiesen_US
dc.subjecthuman figureen_US
dc.subjectliterary or legendaryen_US
dc.subjectmilitary or waren_US
dc.subjectRāmkīrṭien_US
dc.subjectHinduen_US
dc.subjectBuddhisten_US
dc.subjectTwentieth centuryen_US
dc.subjectCambodianen_US
dc.titlePhnom Penh; Silver Pagoda Complex, Reamker Muralsen_US
dc.title.alternativeSilver Pagoda Complex, Ramakerti Muralsen_US
dc.title.alternativeWat Preah Keo Morokot; Reamker Muralsen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-CM-PP-RF-A138en_US
vra.culturalContextCambodianen_US
vra.techniquepainting and painting techniquesen_US
vra.worktypemural painting (visual work)en_US
dc.contributor.displayVichitre Chea (Cambodian painter, active ca 1900-1904)en_US


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