Bakong [site] (Bakong (Phumĭ Rôluŏs Chăs, Siĕm Réab, Cambodia) : Detail, base detail and drain at foot of stone wall

Creator:
Unknown
Published/Created:
about 13 km east of Siem Reap, Siem Reab, Bakong, Phumĭ Rôluŏs Chăs, Siĕm Réab, Cambodia
dedicated 881
Physical Description:
650 m (width, outer wall) x 860 m (length, outer wall)
Date Depicted:
2/15/2010
Materials:
sandstone; laterite; brick
Notes:
Roluos is a modern Cambodian small town and an archeological site about 13 km east of Siem Reap. Once the seat of Hariharalaya, the first capital of the Khmer Empire north of Tonlé Sap. Among the "Rolous Group" of temples is the most impressive, the Bakong complex, whose central pyramid stands 14 meters tall. Constructed by the third Angkorian-era king Indravarman I as his state-temple (to house the royal liṅga Indreshvara), Bakong represents the first reasonably complete temple-mountain architectural formula on a grand scale and set the architectural tone for the next 400 years. The temple displays a very early use of stone rather than brick (brick was used in the 22 smaller satellite tower-sanctuaries between the two moats.) Bakong received additions and was expanded by later kings. The uppermost section and tower were added in the 12th century.
Topics:
Architecture -- Southeast Asia -- Cambodia -- Siem Reap Province -- Angkor -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Angkorean
Culture:
Cambodian
Accession Number:
1A2-CB-BA-A21
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
excavations (sites) (AAT)
historic sites (AAT)
religious buildings: temples (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
buildings; religious buildings; temples; complexes; sites (locations); archaeological sites; excavations (sites); complexes; sites (locations); historic sites
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Eight
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
2/15/2010 12:00:00 AM
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2013; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4654
OID:
10899169
PID:
digcoll:1863028