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This Cambodian bas relief was carved in pink sandstone for a Brahman ruler in 967 AD. The image can be found in the Banteay Srei 'citadel of the women' temple -- part of the famous Angkor temple complex . Despite being covered by jungle for over 700 years, the temple is renowned for its intricate and well-preserved carvings.

This particular image represents Indra, God of the Sky, who rides a chariot drawn by a three-headed elephant. Indra scatters celestial rain on a forest inhabited by wild animals.


Bas-Relief (Cambodia) by Raymond Paynter
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