The temple is known also for two impressive sets of. Which present an unusual combination of. The current main conservatory body, the. Team for the Safeguarding of. (the JSA) has described the temple as "the most striking expression of the baroque style" of.
As contrasted with the classical style of. Buddhist symbolism in the foundation of the temple by King Jayavarman VII. Bears a strong resemblance to the face towers of the Bayon. The Bayon was the last state temple to be built at.
And the only Angkorian state temple to be built primarily as a. Though a great number of minor and local deities were also encompassed as representatives of the various districts and cities of the realm.
It was the centrepiece of. S massive program of monumental construction and public works, which was also responsible for the walls and. The similarity of the 216 gigantic faces on the temple's towers to other statues of the king has led many scholars to the conclusion that the faces are representations of. Others have said that the faces belong to the.The two hypotheses need not be regarded as mutually exclusive. Has theorized that Jayavarman stood squarely in the tradition of the Khmer monarchs in thinking of himself as a "devaraja" (god-king), the salient difference being that while his predecessors were Hindus and regarded themselves as consubstantial with. Alterations following the death of Jayavarman VII.
The Bayon has suffered numerous additions and alterations at the hands of subsequent monarchs. In the mid-13th century, the. And its state temple was altered accordingly.Became the dominant religion, leading to still further changes, before the temple was eventually abandoned to the jungle. Current features which were not part of the original plan include the terrace to the east of the temple, the. The square corners of the inner. And parts of the upper terrace. In the first part of the 20th century, the.
École Française d'Extrême Orient. Took the lead in the conservation of the temple, restoring it in accordance with the technique of. Since 1995 the Japanese Government team for the Safeguarding of Angkor (the JSA) has been the main conservatory body, and has held annual symposia.
The Bayon in plan, showing the main structure. The dimensions of the upper terrace are only approximate, due to its irregular shape.
The temple is oriented towards the east, and so its buildings are set back to the west inside enclosures elongated along the east-west axis. Because the temple sits at the exact centre of. Roads lead to it directly from the gates at each of the city's. The temple itself has no wall or.
These being replaced by those of the city itself: the city-temple arrangement, with an area of 9 square kilometres, is much larger than that of. To the south (2 km²). Within the temple itself, there are two galleried enclosures (the third and second enclosures) and an upper terrace (the first enclosure).
All of these elements are crowded against each other with little space between. Which impresses with the grand scale of its architecture and open spaces, the Bayon gives the impression of being compressed within a frame which is too tight for it. The item "Antique Statues 3 Deity Buddha Bronze Bayon Angor Khmer Lopburi Thai Amulets" is in sale since Monday, July 2, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Southeast Asia\Statues".
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