Detail View: Design Library Image Collection: Royal Palace Complex, Phnom Penh; Throne Hall

Accession Number: 
188086
Order Title: 
Archivision Addition Module SEVEN--6,160 images
Type of View: 
partialView
View Title: 
Detail, entrance stairs flanked by naga statues
Date of View: 
3/6/2011
Image description: 
In Neolithic times, the people had animistic beliefs related to rice-growing and water spirits, including nagas and nagis (multi-headed serpents), which were thought to inhabit rivers, lakes and irrigated fields. In the myth of the origin of Funan, the Brahman adventurer Kaundinya married the local ruling queen, who was a nagi and guardian of the treasures. The union between the ruler and the naga of the state temple became part of the royal cult, and nagas have always played a prominent part in Cambodian architecture and iconography.
Image Rights: 
¿ Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.
Source Institution: 
Archivision, Inc.
Collection: 
Addition Module SEVEN
Culture: 
Cambodian
Work Types: 
building divisions; rooms and spaces; reception rooms
Work Types: 
building divisions; rooms and spaces; throne rooms
Related Work Title: 
Royal Palace Complex, Phnom Penh; partOf
Preferred Title: 
Royal Palace Complex, Phnom Penh; Throne Hall
Agent Display: 
Unknown (Cambodian)
Date: 
1917-1919 (creation)
Materials: 
wood; masonry; reinforced concrete; tile
Technique: 
construction (assembling)
Measurement: 
30 m (width) x 60 m (length)
Alternate Title: 
Preah Thineang Dheva Vinnichay
Locations: 
Phnum P¿nh, Phnum P¿nh, Cambodia
Location Type: 
(site)
Style/Period: 
Cambodian
Style/Period: 
Twentieth century
Classification: 
Architecture