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Garuda

GARUDA Thap Mam, Binh Dinh | 12th Century | Sandstone | In Hindu mythology, Garuda is the vehicle of the Hindu God Vishnu and also symbolizes the sun, the air and the fire. Naga is the icon of earth and water. Legend told that these…

Thap Mam Gallery

THAP MAM GALLERY Thap Mam is the name of a Champa ruins located in Nhon Thanh commune, An Nhon district, Binh Dinh province. A large-scale excavation was conducted at this site in 1934, discovering the foundations of a complex of towers…

The Guardians

THE GUARDIANS Dong Duong, Thang Binh, Quang Nam | Late 9th – Early 10th centuries | Sandstone | and Typically placed as a pair in front of the entrance to a rampart, these are the largest sized sculptures and are also considered…

Dong Duong Altar (BTC 168)

ĐONG DUONG ALTAR (BTC 168) Dong Duong, Thang Binh, Quang Nam | Late 9th century – early 10th centuries | Sandstone | This altar was founded at the West main tower in which is considered to worship the Lakshmindra Lokeshvara - the god…

Dong Duong Hall

DONG DUONG HALL Dong Duong is the Buddhism center of Champa, located at the delta 20km to the south of My Son.  According to the epitaph, in 875 King Indravarman II built a complex of monasteries and temples to worship the…

Shiva

SHIVA Tower C1, My Son, Quang Nam | 7th - 8th centuries | Sandstone | Once founded at the C1 Tower in 1903, the work was not intact. The head, arms pointing forward and both legs from the knees down are broken. According to Henri…

Brahma the Creator

BRAHMA THE CREATOR E1 Tower, My Son, Quang Nam | 7th – 8th centuries | Sandstone | This is a decorative carving on the  tympanum of the E1 tower in My Son, brought to the Museum in 1935. The figure depicts the cosmic creation in Indian…
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