Khmer Gold: Gifts for the Gods

Featured here are gold artifacts from the people who founded the Khmer kingdom. Pieces are examined thoroughly for the techniques used in their manufacture, and their functions. Extensive explanations of the skills of the Khmer goldsmiths and the Khmer technology of gold working is given. Historical and cultural context is presented for better understanding and appreciation of the art objects, as well as an interpretation of gold’s place in Khmer culture.

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