The face of a dvarapala male guardian at the western gopura
This is my final posting on the Baphuon
, pending my next visit. These pictures are taken from the western gopura, which has been reconstructed and is visitable even if the main pyramid is out of bounds. It has decorative panels, a couple of legible lintels and dvarapala
male guardians in niches, either side of the doorway.
The western side of the western gopura, leading onto the Baphuon A male guardian, dvarapala, in reasonable condition, apart from his face Close up detail of the dvarapala's clothing, hands and club Another male dvarapala, designed to ward off bad spirits from entering through the gopura This dvarapala has fared far less better than the others and is in poor condition A rishi or wise man at the foot of the doorway colonette, in meditating posture A decorative lintel still in situ, with kala and floral designs This lintel with kala figure eating a garland has a broken figure of Vishvakarma seated above