I thought I should alert you about an exhibit from a country resurrected after years of destruction.

New Exhibit:

When in Washington,D.C., go to the Freer/Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian and visit GODS OF ANGKOR – for the first time that bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia are sent to us. Bronzes date from pre-historic times to the 16th century. A group of very special seven Buddha images was found in 2006 when a woman dug a hole to plant a tree. A remarkable crowned Buddha from the 2nd century is shown protected by a large coiled naga or serpent. Texts say that Buddha was protected by the Naga Mucalinda for a week after he reached enlightenment.

The Freer/Sackler entered into a partnership with the National Museum of Cambodia and collaborates on establishing the first metal conservation lab at the museum.

Try to see this exhibit, even if you have been to Cambodia and seen these or similar bronzes at the National Museum, at Angkor Wat or Bateay Srei – you want to admire and love them again!


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