Hinduism, Shiva cult, Buddhism is tolerated.
This style is deeply innovative, harmony and search for
perfection are its fundamental characteristics. Shapes are
elegant and fluid, the expressions of faces soft, yet inner
strength and natural forms are evident. Decoration and figurative
ornamentation are abundant, every available space is sculpted.
The bronze Vishnu is one of the masterworks of bronze Khmer
statuary, as much for its beauty as for the technical tour
de force that is represented by the casting of such a large
Monuments take inspiration from all the preceding styles,
as seen in the Baphuon temple.
Baphuon, West Mebon, Vat Ek (Battambang province).