Short description



The Hindu-Buddhist temple architecture of ancient Sumatra, Java, and Bali experienced its own specific development with various ways of adaptation and of a creative response to the Indian model. The intention of this panel is to discuss the specific ways of implementation of the creativity in ancient insular Southeast Asia within the broad range of temple architecture, temple decoration, narrative reliefs, and other art forms. Special emphasis is placed on the function of these creations within the religious and political context, a subject that still deserves deeper discussion.