Preah Khan--page 3 (of four pages)

late 12th century



An inner courtyard with fallen masonry and relief depictions of hermits in prayer;
a religious sanctuary

 
 

Courtyard with giant silk cotton trees

 

Left and right: enclosure walls with encroaching silk cotton trees and fallen masonry; center: an entrance causeway

 

Center: library?; right: Detail from Hall of the Dancers

Lintel with frieze of dancing Apsaras--celestial dancers who entertain the gods and are the sensual rewards of the heroes who die courageously. Also see below.
 


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