RARE 11th ANGKOR GREEN STONE FIGURE OF A STANDING APSAR

RARE 11th ANGKOR GREEN STONE FIGURE OF A STANDING APSAR

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Measurements :

100 cm (54 inches) High without stand

Age / Period : 11 th Century Angkor, Baphuon 1000 AD

Origine : Khmer (Cambodia)

Material : Hard GREEN Stone

Historical Background of the Country and People
Angkor Wat (or Angkor Vat) is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built for king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. The largest and best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre--first Hindu, then Buddhist--since its foundation. The temple is the epitome of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors. Angkor Wat combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture: the temple mountain and the later galleried temples. It is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the gods in Hindu mythology: within a moat and an outer wall 3.6 km (2.2 miles) long are three rectangular galleries, each raised above the next. At the centre of the temple stands a quincunx of towers. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat is orientated
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