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2020 Volume 1, Issue 1 – Cambodia KOH-KER

Editorial – Cambodia KOH KER

The International Magazine of Arts and Antiques of Southeast Asia Volume 1, Issue 1, March–April 2020. Contents EDITORIAL by Dr. István Zelnik Wat Preah Keo Morokat – The Silver Pagoda The Opening Phase of the Khmer Empire: Koh Ker by …

Wat Preah Keo Morokat – The Silver Pagoda

Volume 1, Issue 1, March–April 2020. Wat Preah Keo Morokat The Silver Pagoda The Temple of the ‘Emerald Buddha’ or the ‘Silver Pagoda The Royal Palace stands beside the Mekong River in Phnom Penh, capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia. It is a…

The Opening Phase of the Khmer Empire KOH KER

Volume 1, Issue 1, March–April 2020. The Opening Phase of the Khmer Empire KOH KER Prof. Dr. Claude Jacques † The date 802 CE is crucial in Khmer history. It marks the accession of the first reliably datable chakravartin, or ‘universal sover…

Silk for the Gods

Volume 1, Issue 1, March–April 2020. Khmer Silk Silk for the Gods An Exceptional Private Collection Gillian Green This essay introduces textiles and weaving implements in the Zelnik collection. Publishing such a large collection of items affords a…

Rediscovering the Khmer Inscriptions

Volume 1, Issue 1, March–April 2020. Rediscovering the Khmer Inscriptions by Kunthea Chhom The written heritage of Koh Ker Chok Gargyar, the ancient name of Koh Ker, marks a turning point in Angkorian history in the sense that it shows a remarkable a…

Ancient Gold in Cambodia

Volume 1, Issue 1, March–April 2020. Ancient Gold in Cambodia Prof. Dr. Claude Jacques † It seems that ever since the realization that gold, the shiny yellow element that attracts so much greed around the world, remained unaltered and unblemished, man…

Recommended Book review KOH KER

Book Review Gillian Green and Susan Conway: Silk for the Gods KHMER SILK FROM THE COLLECTION of DR. ZELNIKGillian Green and Susan Conway: Silk for the Gods, Khmer SilkEmma C. Bunkers and Douglas Latchford: Adoration…
2020 Volume 1, Issue 2 – Art and Culture Vietnam

Art and Culture Vietnam

The International Magazine of Arts and Antiques of Southeast Asia Volume 1, Issue 2, May-June 2020. Contents EDITORIAL by Dr. István Zelnik Chua Mot Cot – The One Pillar Pagoda The Preservation and Restoration of Four Emperors’ Ceremonial Hats…

Ceremonial Hats

Volume 1, Issue 2, May-June 2020. The Preservation and Restoration of Four Emperors’ Ceremonial Hats Dr. Nguyen Dinh Chien and Dr. Nguyen Van Cuong National Museum of Vietnamese History On the afternoon of 30 August, 1944, at the Ngo M…

Chua Mot Cot

Volume 1, Issue 2, May-June 2020. Chua Mot Cot The One Pillar Pagoda Chua Mot Cot, the One Pillar Pagoda, is an historic Buddhist temple in Hanoi, the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The temple was built by Emperor Ly Thai Tong, who ruled…

Kosa in the Religion and Art of Champa

Volume 1, Issue 2, May-June 2020. Kosa in the Religion and Art of Champa Dr. Ngo Van Doanh The Mỹ Sơn stele inscriplion of Vikrāntavarman I, dated 609 śaka (687 A.D) records the donation of a kośa to Īśāneśvara, and a Mukuṭa [crown] to Bhadreśvara, by Prakāśadh…

The Dong Son Ritual Gold Drum

Volume 1, Issue 2, May-June 2020. The Dong Son Ritual Gold Drum by Peter Northover, Dr. Zsuzsanna Renner and Jean-François Hubert Dong Son Culture The Dong Son Culture is an important prehistoric Indo-Chinese culture. It was named after the village …

Recommended Book Review Vietnam

Book Review Catherine Noppe, Jean-François Hubert: Art of Vietnam Young Yang Chung: Silken threads: a history of embroidery in China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam Peter …
2020 Volume 1, Issue 3 – Modern and Contemporary Art of Cambodia

Modern and Contemporary Art in Cambodia

The International Magazine of Arts and Antiques of Southeast Asia Volume 1, Issue 3, July-August 2020. Contents EDITORIAL by Dr. István Zelnik Chhim Sothy – A living Icon of the Contemporary Art Interview with the famous designer and sc…

At the Roots of the Art of Sopheap Pich

Volume 1, Issue 3, July – August 2020. At the Roots of the Art of Sopheap Pich An Interview with Sopheap Pich by Reaksmey Yean-Georges “My technique is almost so simple that they shouldn’t call it a technique,” sculptor Sopheap Pich talks about the f…

Garden of Desire – Ly Pisith

Volume 1, Issue 3, July-August 2020. Garden of Desire The designer and jeweller Ly Pisith Agnes Lim The roots of Garden of Desire go back almost five decades to the violent reign of the Khmer Rouge, to when as a young Cambodian boy, I was separated…

Din Borin’s Abstract Painting

Volume 1, Issue 1, July-August 2020. Din Borin’s Abstract Painting Din Borin is one of the most important abstract painters in Cambodia. This young, self-taught artist has no art education, yet in the astonishingly short period of 10 years he has become t…

The First Research-based Artworks in Cambodia

Volume 1, Issue 3, July-August 2020. The ‘First’ Research-based Artworks in Cambodia Dr. Caroline Ha Thuc The question of who the first artists were to engage in research-based art practices in Cambodia revives the debate about which contemporary art…
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2020 Volume 1, Issue 4 – Art of Champa

Art of Champa

The International Magazine of Arts and Antiques of Southeast Asia Volume 1, Issue 4, September–October 2020. Contents EDITORIAL by Dr. István Zelnik The Gold Kosa of Phu Long by Prof. Dr. Ngo Van Doanh The Mysterious Durga Statue of Th…

The Gold Kosa of Phu Long

Volume 1, Issue 4, September–October 2020. The Gold Kosa of Phu Long by Prof. Dr. Ngo Van Doanh A representative of the Quan Nam Provincial Museum announced, at the XXXIII Vietnam Archaeological Conference, that the gold head of a Shiva statue had b…

The Mysterious Durga Statue of Thap Ba Temple

Volume 1, Issue 4, September–October 2020. The Mysterious Durga Statue of Thap Ba Temple Prof. Dr. Ngo Van Doanh King Sri Indravarman III installed a golden image of the goddess Bhagavati at the Thap Ba Temple in 918 CE, we are told by a stele inscription a…

A Century of the Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture

Volume 1, Issue 4, September–October 2020. A Century of the Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture by Vo Van Thang Đà Nẵng is a port city in Central Vietnam. Historical documents and ancient relics that have been found in the vicinity of Đà Nẵng show that…

The Mukhalinga of My Son

Volume 1, Issue 4, September–October 2020. The Mukhalinga of Mỹ Sơn Prof. Dr. Ngo Van Doanh The discovery of a sandstone Mukhalinga, which had been exposed through high-pressure water washing, on the surface 10 metres east of the E4 temple at My Son …

Recommended book review Champa

Book Review Champa and the Archaeology of My Son by Andrew Hardy, Mauro Cucarzi and Patrizia Zolese Gold treasures of the Cham Kingdoms II. from the Collection of Dr. Zelnik Catherine…
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2020 Volume 1, Issue 5 – The Art of Gemstone Beads in Myanmar

Gemstone Beads in Myanmar

The International Magazine of Arts and Antiques of Southeast Asia Volume 1, Issue 5, November-December 2020. Contents EDITORIAL by Dr. István Zelnik The Journey through Beads from Prehistory to the Pyu States in Myanmar by Terence …

Journey through Beads

Volume 1, Issue 5, November-December 2020. The Journey through Beads from Prehistory to the Pyu States in Myanmar by Terence Tan From the Transition Period (The Bronze-Iron Age – circa 700 BC-200 BC) to the Iron Age (circa 400 BC-200 AD) INTRODUCTION …

Gemstone Animal Talismans in Burma

Volume 1, Issue 5, November-December 2020. Gemstone Animal Talismansin Burma by Dr. Susan Conway This article features animal talismans from the collection of the Zelnik István Southeast Asian Gold Museum in Budapest. They originate from Upper, Middle …

Gemstone Objects from Burma

Volume 1, Issue 5, November-December 2020. Gemstone Objects from Burma: gemmological tests and investigation of production technology by Dr. József Takács In the past year, we have examined a thousand or so Burmese gemstone objects at the Department o…

Recommended Book Review

The Art of Zoomorphic Gemstone Beads in Myanmar Book Review Lois Sherr Dubin The History of Beads: From 30 000 B.C. to the Present John Michael Grear, Clove Vaughn Pagan Prayer Beads: Magic and Meditation…
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