Khmer Sculpture: A Glorious Tradition

Yama, Lord of the Dead
Courtyard, National Museum of Cambodia
Khmer, 12th century

This sensitive statue of Yama is located in the courtyard of the National Museum. The god is sitting without his usual buffalo mount. This celebrated piece comes from Angkor Thom's Terrace of the Leper King, so-called because prior to cleaning, the statue had been splotched with lichen. The National Museum is located next to Cambodia's Royal Palace.

See also:

  • Cambodia National Museum official website.
  • Millennium of Glory, the online archive (NGA, 1997)
  • Millennium of Glory, the print catalogue.