• Banteay Srei, guardian figures in south sanctuary
  • Palgen-Maissoneuve, Mimi, 1918-1995 (Photographer)
Date Created
1942 to 1962
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  • Image
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    • The object depicted in the image is made of the following material(s): pink sandstone
    • Information about the creation of the object depicted in the image: 967
    • Information about the restoration of the object depicted in the image: 1931-1936
    • Banteay Srei was built by one of Rajendravarman’s (944-968) counselors, Yajnavaraha, who was also an advisor to the future king, Jayavarman V. Its name literally means "Citadel of the Women," presumable referring to its size and delicate decoration. Due to the temple’s miniature scale and exquisitely carved surfaces (linked to wood carving techniques), Banteay Srei is often referred to as the "jewel of Khmer art." Its distinctive features include the devata guardians in niches flanking the doors and false
    • Source for information about the object depicted in the image: Jessup, Helen Ibbitson. Art and Architecture of Cambodia. London: Thames & Hudson, 2004. Freeman M. and C. Jacques. Ancient Angkor. London: Thames and Hudson, 1999.
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