Banteay Srei: East-facing pediment of the east gopura of the middle enclosure

A beautifully decorated pediment of the east gopura of the middle enclosure with a bas-relief depicting time monster Kala.

A beautifully decorated pediment of the east gopura of the middle enclosure with a bas-relief depicting time monster Kala.

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Pediment on the gopura located on the east side of the middle enclosure
The image shows the east-facing pediment of the gopura that stands on the eastern perimeter of the middle enclosure of the Banteay Srei Temple complex located 16 miles northeast of Siem Reap, Cambodia. The bas-relief on the pediment depicts an unknown deity sits on top of Kala, a time monster associated with Shiva . According to Hindu mythology, Shiva is the timekeeper of the Universe. The rest of the pediment is filled with decorative foliage.

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