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Carved relief of four dancing female divinities with spiked crowns at Angkor Wat
Carved relief of four dancing female divinities with spiked crowns at Angkor  Wat
Four dancing female divinities with spiked crowns appear together on a carved stone bas-relief at Angkor Wat. These dancing female divinities (each called an "apsaras") are said to be created for the entertainment of the Hindu gods. They often are recognizable...
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Inner temple hallway lined with stone statues including Buddha at Angkor Wat
Inner temple hallway lined with stone statues including Buddha at Angkor Wat
An arched inner temple hallway at Angkor Wat is lined with stone statues including a tall Buddha, seen towards the middle here. Several of the statues, even a headless one towards the front, are wrapped diagonally across their chests with gold or orange sashes....
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Moat, guardian lion statue, and causeway into temple buildings at Angkor Wat
Moat, guardian lion statue, and causeway into temple buildings at Angkor Wat
A carved stone lion statue stands on guard near a causeway over the huge water reservoir and moat surrounding Angkor Wat, the largest temple complex at the ancient city of Angkor. Angkor Wat, like many Hindu and Buddhist Southeast Asian temples, was designed...
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Rubbing of Sita and Hanuman from carved stone wall at Angkor Wat
Rubbing of Sita and Hanuman from carved stone wall at Angkor Wat
This charcoal rubbing was taken in 1983 from a carved stone relief at the Cambodian temple known as Angkor Wat. It is from one of Angkor Wat's many sequential stone wall carvings that depict key scenes from the Ramayana epic. This image depicts a scene where...
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Seven headed serpent forming stone balustrade at Angkor Wat
Seven headed serpent forming stone balustrade at Angkor Wat
A seven-headed serpent or "naga" forms a stone balustrade beside a walkway leading into a building at Angkor Wat. The naga, literally "serpent" in Sanskrit, represents power, water, and fertility in many Hindu texts. Khmer adopted the...
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Tiered roofs and spires on Cambodia's National Museum building in Phnom Penh
Tiered roofs and spires on Cambodia's National Museum building in Phnom Penh
Tiered roofs and spires grace Cambodia's National Museum building in Phnom Penh. The top roof tiers near the central spire towers are designed in an ornamental "V" shape. Built between 1917 and 1920 during the French colonial period, the museum building exeplifies...
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Two dancing female deities with spiked crowns carved in low relief at Angkor Wat
Two dancing female deities with spiked crowns carved in low relief at Angkor Wat
Two dancing female deities with spiked crowns are carved in low relief and surrounded by carved floral designs. The figures in mirror image stances balance on one bent leg in active positions typical of classical Southeast Asian dances. One hand is held above...
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View outward over walled complex from top of central tower at Angkor Wat
View outward over walled complex from top of central tower at Angkor Wat
This view looks outward over walled complex from the top of the central tower at Angkor Wat. Stone reliefs, visitors, the causeway entrance, and bright green forest in the distance are visible from this vantage point. This elevated image over the stone roofs,...
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