Here the graceful curve of the Virgin’s body reflects the shape of the elephant tusk from which the statue was carved. The monumental quality of this ivory closely corresponds to stone sculpture on Gothic cathedrals.
Lintel on Prasat Sikhoraphum, Thailand More description from Art and Archeology Style: Angkor Wat, Suryavarman II Completed: 1113-1150 CE In the center, a ten-armed Shiva dances on a hamsa platform. Below, the kala grasps two lions by their hind legs. At Shiva's feet, from photo left to right, are Hindu deities Uma, Vishnu, Brahma with three visible heads, and Shiva's elephant-headed son, Ganesh. Above them, a row of flying celestials. At the bottom is a row of celestials riding dragons