Sprawling and largely unrestored, the Banteay Kdei is a monastic complex in much the same style as the famous Ta Prohm .It was originally constructed over the site of an earlier temple, and functioned as a Buddhist monastery under Jayavarman VII. It was built using an inferior grade of sandstone and using poor construction techniques, leading to much of the deterioration visible today.
In the smaller courtyards which had perhaps served as a hall for ritual dance, the pillars are animated with charming dancing apsaras – dancing individually or in pairs ; these are sculpted in slight relief on the surface of the stone.
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federico (2372) 2014-03-04 16:40
hi may, dancing apsaras is one of my favourite in Angkor Wat, there are many subject like this around but this one is really well preserved and your B&W composition give us the possibility to admire Khmer art