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John Thomson 
Elephant sculpture, Nakohn Thom city, Nakhon Thom [Angkor Wat], Cambodia 
1866 
  
Glass negative 
25.5 x 30.5 cm (10 x 12 ins) (approx.) 
  
Wellcome Collection 
Iconographic Collection, Library reference no.: 19124i 
  
 
LL/73849 
  
Summary (accessed: 15 March 2017)
A large ancient bas-relief sculpture, carved in a wall of uncoursed stone, shwoing an elephant with a mahout.
 
The twelfth-century royal temple-mausoleum of the god-king Suryavarman at Angkor Wat is constructed according to sacred geometric principles. The four gateways are aligned to the four cardinal points and the whole kingdom is designed to be in harmony with the elements 
 

 
  
 
  
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