The history of Cambodia is often considered in three major periods: the pre-Angkor period, from the beginnings of Indianisation to c800 CE; the Angkor period, from 800s to 1431; and a post-Angkor period, dating from the city’s final abandonment about 1431 as a consequence of sustained attacks from Thailand. Much of Cambodia’s surviving cultural heritage is in the form of stone and metal iconic and architectural pieces from the Angkor period and earlier.
Theravada Buddhism swept through Cambodia in the 1200s, although the reasons for the widespread conversion remain unclear.
Asian Art Department, 2003
Where the work was made
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Referenced in 2 publications
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003, 315 (colour illus.).
William Watson, Thai and Khmer sculpture, Sydney, 1967. cat.no. 33