The Sculptors

Sculpted, carved, engraved: the stones speak loud and clear at Angkor and in surrounding temples.
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Beyond enjoying the visual feast provided by the Khmer sculptors through the centuries, this photo-collection of period photographs, drawings and lithographs allows us to

  • retrace the history of major pieces, sent to museums for exhibitions or repairs
  • follow through times the development of archeological discoveries and restauration process
  • in some instances, study the details on bas-reliefs and frescoes captured by photographers or artists before suffering the damages of weather, time or looters.    

Archimages collections of photographs and documents are posted on Angkor Database with their original label codes. 

If you wish to obtain high resolution files and/or professional prints for one or several of these images, please email Archimages here with the label code(s) in the Subject line, and your requirements (print format, shipping...). 

About the Author


In May 2019, AngkorDatabase and Archimages Cambodia started a fruitful collaboration aimed at making an impressive iconographic fund easily accessible to researchers and all Angkor lovers.

Since the 1990s, librarian-editor Jean-Jacques Donard and photographer Philippe Bataillard have been identifying, collecting, digitizing in high resolution and labeling some 40,000 iconographic documents around South East Asia. 

National archives, private collections, published yet hard-to-find art and history books, have been thoroughly reviewed and digitized with utmost care in order to keep the memory alive.

Archimages can deliver high-resolution and high-quality prints on request. Inquiries here.