• East Mebon, elephant statue
  • Palgen-Maissoneuve, Mimi, 1918-1995 (Photographer)
Date Created
1942 to 1962
Resource Type
  • Image
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    • The object depicted in the image is made of the following material(s): laterite, brick
    • Information about the creation of the object depicted in the image: 953
    • Information about the restoration of the object depicted in the image: 1935-39
    • East Mebon served as Rajendravarman’s (944-968) ancestor temple, and was built in a quincunx plan, representative of a temple-mountain, on an artificial island in the middle of the East Baray. The East Baray was built by Yasovarman I (889-c.915), about half a century earlier than the temple, in order to ensure a regular water supply for his new city of Yasodharapura. It was capable of holding about 55 million cubic meters of water when the water level reached 4m, and was called Yasodharatataka, "the reser
    • 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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