This week Sculpture Saturday presents a sculpture of King Jayavarman VII photographed in 2015 at the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

King Jayavarman VII seated in front of photo of Angor Thom

Material: Sandstone
Dimensions: H:137. 5 cm
Date: late XIIth – early XIIIth century
Provenance: Krol Romeas, Angkor Thom
(Siem Reap)
Collection: National Museum of Cambodia,
Phnom Penh
B.347 B.19.1 Ka.1703

King Jayavarman VII was one of the most important king’s in Khmer history. He was responsible for the construction of the Khmer capital city, Angor Thom, and the adjacent Ta Prohm temple in the late 12th century.  Ta Prohm is one of the most photogenic and popular spots for tourists due to its unrepaired condition and trees that have grown around and through the buildings over the years. 

Ta Prohm was the subject of my recent One Word Sunday – Old/Older/Oldest post. 

Ta Prohm Temple Cambodia

I wanted to show more of the temple and huge tree growing out of it in this photo I recruited another tourist to take.  

Ta Prohm Temple

Thanks for visiting today!       

Sculpture Saturday is a challenge hosted by Susan Kelly at No Fixed Plans.

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