28 August 2017

Stone mural


This bas-relief mural is part of the eastern galley found on the outer walls of the Bayon temple. It shows a battle of the Khmer peoples against the Cham with the Khmers coming out on top. More murals can be found here. Photo taken in December 2016. 

15 comments:

  1. ...think of the work that went into this!

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  2. The workmanship of the old workers was impossible. Great mural indeed.

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  3. Always so much fighting, then we build monuments. Where is that bright future Star Trek promised us?

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  4. Great detail, fantastic artwork.

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  5. Very cool. Odd, I never considered horses as being an integral part of that society. Hmmm

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  6. Wow, incredible and it was carved in stone.

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  7. Image how many hours of work this must have been. Beautiful.

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  8. Yes the Cham are definitely not faring well in this battle! In times gone by that's what murals were all about, telling the story. Beautifully shown here Hal.

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  9. Amazing stone carvings of historical interest!

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  10. The Khmers are quite literally on top, aren't they? This is beautifully detailed.

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  11. Beautiful. Almost a graceful battle. How I wish I could visit Cambodia. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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