ANGKOR WAT: Churning of the Sea of Milk Gallery

Built in the 12th- to 15th-centuries, the crown jewel of Angkor Wat is the Churning of the Sea of Milk Gallery.

R obert Turnbull of The New York Times has characterized the bas-relief of the gallery as “an Asian equivalent of the Parthenon friezes.” These friezes are threatened by a leaking roof, and without immediate treatment to the compromised structure, their deterioration will continue at an accelerated rate. In addition to ensuring the integrity of the bas-relief and its long-term conservation, the program will set a standard and provide a prototype for the conservation of the additional roofing structures at Angkor.

Country: Cambodia Site: Angkor Wat, Churning of the Sea of Milk Caption: Gallery roof conservation project Image Date: April 2009 Photographer: Konstanze von zur Muehlen/WMF Provenance: Site Visit Original: email from Konstanze von zur Muehlen
Country: Cambodia
Site: Angkor Wat, Churning of the Sea of Milk
Caption: Gallery roof conservation project
Image Date: April 2009
Photographer: Konstanze von zur Muehlen/WMF
Provenance: Site Visit
Original: email from Konstanze von zur Muehlen

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