Indravarman I

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Scope note
Refers to the period of the expansionary reign of King Indravarman I (877-890 CE) during the foundational Angkor period. The style of this period is characterized by grandiosity in building campaigns, city planning featuring elaborate irrigation systems, and monuments and tombs honoring the legacies of patrons. Architectural production features the first Cambodian temples to be built primarily of stone rather than brick with stucco adornments. The period also witnessed the development of the temple-mountain prototype, an ancestor of future larger, royal temples in Angkor. Sculptural developments of the period include sculpture in the round of multi-armed Hindu deities maintained by horseshoe-shaped supports, featuring subtle stylized realism evidenced by the carved anatomical details such as tear-ducts, elaborate chignons, planes of the torso, and garment drapery.
Indravarman I
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024