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Poster Les Ruines d'Angkor


Les Ruines d'Angkor,
by George Groslier c.1911

An amazing original vintage poster for the ruins of Angkor Wat Cambodia. Designed by French archeologist and painter George Groslier, this early poster shows wonderful details of flowers and other offerings being made at the famous 12th Century Khmer temples with elephants at entrance. Posters of this site are very rare, and this is an extraordinary one!

Built in the 12th Century, Angkor Wat is the largest Temple in the world, located in Cambodia near Siem Reap. The ruins of this Temple are still a major attraction to tourists visiting Cambodia. The Temple had fallen into many hands and religions since its creation.

In this poster we are shown the view of the priests and dancers in the entrance of the temple. George Groslier (1887-1945), the designer of this image, was a French polymath who, through his work as a painter, writer, historian, archaeologist, ethnologist, architect, photographer and curator, illuminated, and worked to preserve, the arts, culture and history of the Khmer Empire of Cambodia.

Born in Phnom Penh to a French civil servant - he was the first French child ever born in Cambodia. He opened the first archeological museum in Phnom-Pen and was during all his life the protector of the Angkor temples.

This is an extremely rare poster before the addition of text that was finely printed in stone-lithography in 1911.

This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction.
This poster is conservation mounted and linen backed.
This means that every poster is from the original print run, in the year listed in the description with an individually signed certificate of authenticity, which we fully guarantee.