Gods of Angkor
160 pages, 7 1/2 x 12
125 colour illustrations
Release Date:01 Jul 2010

Gods of Angkor

Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Gods of Angkor focuses on archaeological treasures excavated from the temples at Angkor. It celebrates the accomplishments of Khmer bronze casters and their perfection of skill and aesthetic expression over nearly two millennia.

Highlights include two works from China that vividly represent the interactions of artistic styles and religious traditions in Cambodia in the sixth and seventh centuries. They are part of an important cache of seven early Buddhist bronze images discovered in 2006. Treatment of the seven images was the first project to be undertaken by the Freer and Sackler Galleries' new Metals Conservation Laboratory.

Louise Allison Cort is curator of ceramics and Paul Jett is head of the Department of Conservation and Scientific Research, both at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

Contributors include Ian C. Glover, John Guy, and Hiram Woodward Jr.

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