Kompong Preah

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Scope note
Refers to the pre-Angkor style named for a monument founded in the late seventh to eighth centuries. Architectural design in this style primarily features brick construction, Indian Gupta plans evidenced by small rectangular cella housing sacred images, towers with corbelled vault systems, and repeating patterns of leaf and foliate relief bands adorning colonnettes. The style emphasizes the worship of Hindu deities, particularly Shiva. The style of sculpture exhibits similarities to Hindu and Buddhist sculpture.
Kompong Preah
Accepted term: 20-May-2024