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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Angkor (deserted settlement), Siĕm Réab, Cambodiaen_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 1181-1220 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknown (Cambodian)en_US
dc.creatorJayavarman VIIen_US
dc.date1181-1220en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-19T16:14:15Z
dc.date.available2014-12-19T16:14:15Z
dc.date.issued1181-1220en_US
dc.identifier252884en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 3169en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/168494
dc.descriptionOuter gallery; southern gallery, a scene with boats and fisherman, including a Chinese junk, below which is a depiction of a cockfight; Built in the late 12th or early 13th century as the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII, the Bayon stands at the centre of Jayavarman's capital, Angkor Thom. Following Jayavarman's death, it was modified and augmented by later Hindu and Theravada Buddhist kings in accordance with their own religious preferences. The Bayon's most distinctive feature is the multitude of serene and massive stone faces on the many towers which jut out from the upper terrace and cluster around its central peak. There are 37 extant towers in the Bayon, most with four faces. The temple is known also for two impressive sets of bas-reliefs; one represents the naval battle during which Jayavarman VII crushed the Cham fleet, the other has many genre scenes. In all, there are are total of more than 11,000 carved figures over 1.2 km of wall. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/ (accessed 8/3/2014)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone; laterite; sandstoneen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectdeitiesen_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectAngkoreanen_US
dc.subjectKhmer (general)en_US
dc.titleAngkor Thom: Bayonen_US
dc.title.alternativePrasat Bayonen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-CB-AT-A53en_US
vra.culturalContextCambodianen_US
vra.techniquecarving (processes), construction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypetempleen_US
vra.worktypehistoric siteen_US
dc.contributor.displayJayavarman VII (Cambodian ruler, ca. 1120-ca. 1215 ); unknown (Cambodian)en_US


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