Cambodia: The Reliefs
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Ground and sky at Angkor. The architecture of the Temples seems designed, like the Pyramids of Egypt and of Mexico, to draw the eyes upwards and encourage contemplation of the heavens.
King Jayavarman VII, the monarch of Angkor from AD 1181 to 1219, shown on horseback in this bas relief from the Bayon.
The figure of a gigantic demon pulls mightily on the body of the five-headed Naga King Vasuki. Angkor Wat.
Vishnu suspended beside Mount Mandera, grasping Vasuki's body. Compare with image 9 in Egypt Gallery 4.
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