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Brice Vincent

EFEO (Ecole Française d’Extrême Orient—French School of Asian Studies) Academic Staff - Statutory Members
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Peninsular (Champa, Dvāravatī, Sukhothai, Ayutthaya) and insular (Sriwijaya, Java) Indianized kingdoms.




  • Academic training in Khmer archaeology before deciding to focus, through PhD and postdoctoral research, on the study of bronze metallurgy in Angkorian Cambodia.


  • 2014  - Washington D. C. (January-April): Smithsonian Institution History of Art Postdoctoral Fellow at the Freer and Sackler Galleries, Department of Conservation and Scientific Research, under the direction of J. Douglas (petrographic analysis of a selection of Khmer bronze pieces from the Cambodia National Museum and American collections).
  • 2013  -Phnom Penh (October): Organization of a third sampling campaign for ICP-AES analysis, in collaboration with the C2RMF (selection of Khmer bronze pieces from the Cambodia National Museum).
  • Siem Reap / Angkor (March-April and August-September): Digs and study of the furniture of the bronze-maker’s workshop of the Thom royal palace of Angkor (11th-14th c.), as part of the “Sculpture Workshops of Angkor Project” (Sydney University and APSARA).
  • 2012-2013 - New York (September 2012 - February 2013): Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation, under the direction of D. Strahan (technical study of a selection of Khmer bronze pieces belonging to the Museum and other American collections).


  • Bronze metallurgy in Angkorian Cambodia
  • Metallurgical traditions of Southeast Asia


  • Characterization of all the metallurgical know-how mastered by the bronze-casters of the Angkor kingdom, particularly during a period stretching from the 10th century to the 13th century.


Articles and book chapters

  • In preparation,with Polkinghorne M., N. Thomas and D. Bourgarit, « Casting for the King: The Royal Palace bronze workshop of Angkor Thom », BEFEO, 100, 2014.
  • Inpress,« Le mobilier en bronze du palais royal d'Angkor Thom », Aséanie, 33, 2014.
  • 2014,withGriffiths A., « Un vase khmer inscrit de la fin du XIe siècle (K. 1296) », Arts Asiatiques, 69, p. 115-128.
  • 2013, « Nouvelle étude du Lokeśvara khmer du Musée national de Colombo (Sri Lanka) », Arts Asiatiques, 68, p. 27-38.
  • 2013, with D. Bourgarit and P. Jett, 2012, « Khmer Bronze Metallurgy during the Angkorian Period (Twelfth to Thirteenth Centuries): Technical Investigation of a New Selected Corpus of Artifacts from the National Museum of Cambodia, Phnom Penh », in P. Jett, B. McCarthy and J. G. Douglas (ed.), Scientific Research on Ancient Asian Metallurgy: 5th Forbes Symposium at the Freer Gallery of Art, London, Archetype Publications, p. 122-151.
  • 2012-2013, with D. Soutif (ed.), « Archaeometallurgy in Cambodia: Current Research and Future Prospects », Siksācakr. Journal of Cambodia Research, 14-15.
  • 2010,withGerschheimer G., « L'épée inscrite de Boston (K. 1048, 1040-41 de notre ère) », in « Objets inscrits du Cambodge », Arts Asiatiques, 65, p. 109-120.
  • 2010, with Estève J., « L'about inscrit du Musée national du Cambodge (K. 943) : Nouveaux éléments sur le bouddhisme tantrique à l'époque angkorienne », in « Objets inscrits du Cambodge », Arts Asiatiques, 65, p. 133-158.
  • 2010, « Documentary Research and Archaeology, A Case Study: The D11 Building of Banteay Kdei Temple, Renaissance Culturelle du Cambodge, 23, p. 200-217.

Centre Asie du Sud-Est (CASE)


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