Banteay Srei

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Scope note
Refers to the style inspired by the building of the temple of Banteay Srei during the mid-tenth century in Angkor and partly reflects the revival of the pre-Angkor sculptural styles of the seventh and eighth centuries. The temple features pink sandstone construction, small-scale and elaborate jewel-like relief decoration, tympanum reliefs of large and small deities enveloped in swirling foliage, sophisticated narrative relief panels that portray Shiva, Vishnu, and Krishna placed at staggered levels, and wall paintings. Sculptural figures display slimmer bodies, more naturalistic proportions, narrower heads, more youthful demeanors, and garments that lack narrow vertical pleats and cling to the body.
Banteay Srei
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024