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Item Description Dowling, Nancy H. en_US 2010-08-04T19:48:12Z 2010-08-04T19:48:12Z 1999 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Dowling, N. H. 1999. A New Date for the Phnom Da Images and Its Implications for Early Cambodia. Asian Perspectives 38 (1): 51-61. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1535-8283 (E-ISSN) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0066-8435 (Print) en_US
dc.description.abstract The widely held belief that the earliest known Cambodian sculpture from Phnom Da has an early-sixth-century date is challenged. New artistic evidence supports a mid-seventh-century date on which a new chronology for early Cambodian sculpture can be established. This new inception date has implications for the understanding of early Cambodia. It indicates that the Phnom Da images have no association with Rudravarman, the last king of Funan. This separates the Phnom Da images from the named ruler and shortens by 100 years the chronology for early Cambodian sculpture. The earliest known Cambodian images are now inseparable from a widespread artistic development in seventh-century Cambodia, when permanent materials first appeared in temple architecture and sculpture. The seventh century inception date indicates that "the strategy of monumental validation" first appeared in the early to mid-seventh century after the replacement of Funan by Chenla. Only then does the artistic evidence suggest that local rulers seriously began to adopt Indian practices and beliefs that were to characterize Southeast Asia for the next 1000 years. KEYWORDS: Southeast Asia, art history, early Cambodian art, Funan, sculpture, Indianization of Southeast Asia. en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 38 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Number 1 en_US
dc.subject Southeast Asia en_US
dc.subject art history en_US
dc.subject early Cambodian art en_US
dc.subject Funan en_US
dc.subject sculpture en_US
dc.subject Indianization of Southeast Asia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title A New Date for the Phnom Da Images and Its Implications for Early Cambodia en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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