Preah Ko Style (875-895)
Roluos is situated slightly inland to the north of the
Tonle Sap Lake and became the capital.
Hinduism, Shivaism, reinforcement of the God-King cult.
The deep stucco relief is deeply carved, with a play of
sumptuous arabesques over a plain background. The sandstone
bas-relief makes its appearance at Bakong, along with the
first narrative frescoes. Sculpture is highly stylized,
and the modelling somewhat coarse. The garuda-naga
pattern appears, along with the representations of various
Brick is still used for construction. At Roluos, the Bakong
is the first sandstone "mountain-temple" in the
history of Khmer architecture. Preah Ko groups six brick
towers on a raised terrace.