National Geographic : 1935 Oct
LIKE A FAT MAN SITTING THROUGH A CANE-SEATED CHAIR, THIS CAR CRASHED THE CROSS PIECES Though the bridge near the Mekong River swayed on its fiber-bound props, it stood up well under the heavy load. As the automobile approached the steep incline, the sapling ties came apart and the wheels dropped through. WITH EAR LOBES DISTENDED BYGOLDEN RINGS, THIS FIGURE TELLSASTORY FEW CAN READ Not yet has this sculptural detail atBanteai-Srei been fully explained. But in ways familiar to the expert itreveals thegeographic and racial background of 10th-century artists. This niche isinthesmall, ornate temple ofIsvarapura.