• Main street entrance to the Wat Preah Keo Morokat complex
  • The Silver Pagoda; Temple of the Emerald Buddha
  • Palgen-Maissoneuve, Mimi, 1918-1995 (Photographer)
Date Created
1942 to 1962
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    • Information about the creation of the object depicted in the image: 1892-1902
    • The Silver Pagoda is the main building in the Royal Palace complex and is surrounded by other smaller buildings associated with the royal family. It was originally constructed during the reign of King Norodom, between 1985 and 1902, and was renovated for the first time in 1962. The temple has been used for Buddhist worship as well as for royal ceremonies. The railings of the structure are from Orleans, France, and the entrance steps are made of Italian marble. Inside the temple are numerous Buddhist artifacts, murals depicting scenes from the Reamker, and the Emerald Buddha is mounted on the highest altar. One of its names is derived from the fact that its floor is covered with about 5000 silver tiles. The Silver Pagoda is located close to the junction of Saigon Boulevard and 240 Street. The main gate displays the royal insignia of King Norodom.
    • Source for information about the object depicted in the image: Jeldres, Julio A. The Royal Palace of Phnom Penh and Cambodian Royal Life. Bangkok: Post Books, 1999. Philpotts, Robert. A Guide to Phnom Penh. London: Blackwater Books, 1993.
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    Preliminary Inventory of the Center for Asian Research Records (1966-2006). MimiJac Palgen Memorial Collection (1995). 2007-04146. University Archives. ASU Library, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.…

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