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  • Palgen-Maissoneuve, Mimi, 1918-1995 (Photographer)
Date Created
1942 to 1962
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    • The object depicted in the image is made of the following material(s): Laterite faced with sandstone
    • Information about the creation of the object depicted in the image: Late 9th to 10th century
    • Information about the restoration of the object depicted in the image: Cleared 1938
    • Yasovarman I (889-.c915) established Bakheng as his first State Temple of the new city of Angkor, after moving the capital from Roluos. The new city was called Yasodharapura, and was centered on Bakheng Mountain. Bakheng was conceived of as a pyramid of ascending square terraces surrounded by subsidiary sanctuary towers, symbolizing Mount Meru, the center of the world according to Indic cosmology. The temple was designed to reflect the different periods of Indic astronomy adopted by the Khmers, and the plan of its buildings represented the arrangement of the universe. The temple was consecrated in 907 and briefly rehabilitated by Jayavarman V (968-c.1000) in about 968.
    • Source for information about the object depicted in the image: Laur, Jean. Angkor: An Illustrated Guide to the Monuments. Paris: Flammarion, 2002. Freeman M. and C. Jacques. Ancient Angkor. London: Thames and Hudson, 1999.
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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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