Images of the Gods

Images of the Gods

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The myths and legends of the Khmers displayed in low reliefs in all the major temples in Cambodia, Thailand and Laos are examined in depth and richly illustrated. The most surprising and intimate stories of the gods and human figures of the great epics o... a background of leaves that form part of a general chevron composition (2.39), a seated god is holding a lotus (2.40) or Vishnu is on Garuda. ... Meanwhile the secular reliefs dealing with kings had the objective of animating the temples with their actual presence. ... of Angkor Wata#39;s large panels of enclosure III, creating an analogy between the suna#39;s cycle and the life of Vishnu (Roveda, 2002:81). ... In its totality, the temple, with its decorations, was conceived as a model of the Khmeranbsp;...

Title:Images of the Gods
Author:Vittorio Roveda
Publisher: - 2005-01-01


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