Khmer Sculpture: A Glorious Tradition
Yama, Lord of the Dead
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.