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Ref ID: 22814
Ref Type: Book Section
Authors: CarĂ², Federico
Guy, John
Sokrithy, Im
Title: The stone quarries of Koh Ker (Preah Vihear provice, Cambodia): comparison with Koh Ker style sculptures and lintels
Date: 2012
Source: Connecting empires and states: selected papers from the 13th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists
Place of Publication: Singapore
Publisher: NUS Press
Abstract: The numerous sanctuaries of Koh Ker lie on a vast and massive sandstone terrace which still retains much evidence of systematic exploitation of large-scale stone blocks. It is tempting to question the extent to which this production has been influenced by nature and the abundance of the local stone material. A recent survey and systematic sampling of the quarries scattered in the area of Koh Ker allowed, for the first time, the petrographic and geochemical characterization of the different stone materials at the site. These data are compared to sculptures in the round and lintels in Koh Ker style from the collections of the National Museum of Cambodia and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in order to verify the eventuality of a local artistic production.
Identifier: 978-9971-69-643-6
Date Created: 11/12/2013
Editors: Tjoa-Bonatz, Mai Lin
Reinecke, Andreas
Bonatz, Dominik
Volume: 2
Page Start: 290
Page End: 305