A bas-relief is a sculpture in relief which is carved on a flat surface, mainly in sandstone. Impressive examples of bas-reliefs can be found on the walls of the Angkor temples, notably in Angkor Wat temple and its famous gallery of stone walls carved in stone, surrounding the first level of the monument, which often depict famous battles of the Khmer army or episodes of the history of the universe according to Hindu texts. The bas-reliefs which were hand carved by our artisans are also inspired by the Angkorian heritage. They portray renowned figures of the epoch which still remain in numerous Cambodian temples.
This piece hand carved in sandstone depicts a graceful Apsara, or heavenly nymph, who is dancing. This bas-relief was inspired by the specimens that can be admired on Angkor Wat temple walls (XIIth-XIIIth centuries). Dimensions: W. 18cm x H. 24.5cm x L. 2.5cm
This graceful bas-relief depicts an Apsara doing her famous celestial hand gestures. The piece was carved in sandstone and was inspired by the Apsara images that can be found at Bayon temple (XIIth-XIIIth centuries). Dimensions: W. 21cm x H. 20cm x L. 3cm
This bas-relief depicts the faces which can be seen on the towers of the Bayon temple at the Angkor site (XIIth-XIIIth centuries). It was sculpted from a block of sandstone, which is the same material that was used to build the Bayon temple. This piece exists in two different sizes: BIG Dimensions: W. 24cm x H. 33cm x L. 6.5cm SMALL Dimensions: W. 18cm x H. 26cm x L. 6cm
This nice bas-relief was totally hand carved in sandstone. It portrays a beautiful Devata who is dressing up. This piece was inspired by a specimen from Bayon temple (XIIth-XIIIth centuries). Dimensions: W. 17.5cm x H. 24.5cm x L. 3cm
This bas-relief, entitled Rama and Hanuman, is based on the Sanskrit epic poem, the Ramayana. The Cambodian version of this is known as the Reamker. This piece was hand carved in sandstone by an artisan in one of our workshops in Siem Reap province. Its dimensions are W. 30.5cm x H. 44cm x L. 5cm.