PRESENTING a LOVELY Early 20C Cambodian Polychrome Male Figurine.

From circa 1900-20 and from South Eastern Asia, most likely Cambodia based up on the style.

This is a wooden carved Cambodian Courtesan, hand painted, in the classic South East Asian (Cambodian) design and style.

Evidence of genuine aging , as one would expect.

Whilst the statue appears to have lost both arms, we feel that it remains a highly decorative and desirable piece. WE are being cautious with our dating of this piece as it could be much older.

Provenance: From the private collection of a Dallas Private Collector who acquired this on a trip to SE Asia in the 1970’s.


Cambodia (/kæmˈboʊdiə/ (listen);[9] also Kampuchea /ˌkæmpʊˈtʃiːə/Khmer: កម្ពុជា [kam.pu.ciə]FrenchCambodge), officially the Kingdom of Cambodia (Khmer: ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា, prĕəh riəciənaacak kampuciəIPA: [prĕəh riə.ciə.naː.caʔ kam.pu.ciə]FrenchRoyaume du Cambodge), is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is 181,035 square kilometres (69,898 square miles) in area, bordered by Thailand to the northwestLaos to the northeastVietnam to the east and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest.

The sovereign state of Cambodia has a population of over 15 million. Buddhism is enshrined in the constitution as the official state religion, and is practised by more than 97% of the population.[4] Cambodia’s minority groups include VietnameseChineseChams and 30 hill tribes.[10] The capital and largest city is Phnom Penh, the political, economic and cultural centre of Cambodia. The kingdom is an elective constitutional monarchy with a monarch, currently Norodom Sihamoni, chosen by the Royal Council of the Throne as head of state. The head of government is the Prime Minister, currently Hun Sen, the longest serving non-royal leader in Southeast Asia, ruling Cambodia since 1985.

In 802 AD, Jayavarman II declared himself king, uniting the warring Khmer princes of Chenla under the name “Kambuja”.[11] This marked the beginning of the Khmer Empire, which flourished for over 600 years, allowing successive kings to control and exert influence over much of Southeast Asia and accumulate immense power and wealth. The Indianised kingdom facilitated the spread of first Hinduism and then Buddhism to much of Southeast Asia and undertook many religious infrastructural projects throughout the region, including the construction of more than 1,000 temples and monuments in Angkor alone. Angkor Wat is the most famous of these structures and is designated as a World Heritage Site.

In the fifteenth century, after the rebellion of Ayutthaya, which was formerly ruled by the Khmer Empire, Cambodia experienced the decline of power. Cambodia faced two increasingly powerful neighbors, Ayutthaya of Thailand and Nguyen dynasty of Vietnam, and marking the downturn of Cambodia’s fate. In 1863, Cambodia became a protectorate of France, and later was incorporated into French Indochina of Southeast Asia.


Early 20C Cambodian Polychrome Male Figurine.

Provenance: From the private collection of a Dallas Private Collector who acquired this on a trip to SE Asia in the 1970’s.

Condition: Good original condition. Missing part of both arms. Some cracks etc. Some chipping to paint.

Dimensions: 17.5″ Tall, 5″ Wide and 4″ deep.

PRICE Now: $380


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