Hinduism and Shivaism
The decoration is as rich and confident as the narrative
scenes. The ornamentation reflects a perfect mastery of
sculpting, and a new fluidity. The lintels show signs of
borrowing from earlier styles (Preah Ko), and their decoration
usually has an anecdotal element. The face of the statues
retain the characteristics of the Koh Ker style, but appear
more delicate. Reddish sandstone is used.
The temple of Banteay Srei was built on a raised platform.