As in Heaven, So on Earth: The Politics of Visnu, Śiva and Harihara Images in Preangkorian Khmer Civilisation

  title={As in Heaven, So on Earth: The Politics of Visnu, Śiva and Harihara Images in Preangkorian Khmer Civilisation},
  author={Paul A. Lavy},
  journal={Journal of Southeast Asian Studies},
  pages={21 - 39}
  • P. Lavy
  • Published 1 February 2003
  • Art
  • Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
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