Restoration of the Dancing Shiva of Koh Ker

Koh Ker, Cambodia

Amount 255 K $

Years 2021 - 2024

Operator Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient

Type of grant Call for projects

EFEO Bourdonneau
3D reconstruction of statue (c) EFEO [GrezProdCunin]

In the north of Cambodia, a 5-metre tall statue of the dancing Shiva sat in the Red Temple of Koh Ker, dating from around 10th century CE. This masterpiece of Khmer heritage was smashed into thousands of fragments by looters during the civil war. This project consists of restoring the sculpture and training Cambodian professionals to plan the statue’s exhibition in a museum being built by local authorities.