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Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia (Press Release)
Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia
At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center
February 22—August 14, 2011
Cambodia is renowned for the extraordinary art produced during the Angkor period of the Khmer empire, between the ninth and the fifteenth centuries, when sculptors mastered the art of bronze casting and created profound images of Hindu and Buddhist divinities. A focused exhibition of loans from the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, Gods of Angkor includes some of the finest Cambodian bronzes in existence as well as a small group of bronzes from the pre-Angkor period and some recently excavated works. It also celebrates the establishment of a bronze conservation studio at the National Museum of Cambodia and that institution’s role in conserving Cambodia’s cultural heritage.