The Museum's unique sculpture

The Museum's unique sculpture

Saturday, 03/01/2015, 10:21 [GMT + 7]
ĐNĐT-was built in 1915 and first opened in 1919, the Museum of Cham sculpture is where preserving and showcasing the most rare collection on the art of Champa sculpture.

The Museum Campus sculpture

According to the ideas of Henri Parmentier, the archaeological expert of the French Archaeological School of the far East (L ' École francais d ' Éxtrême-Orient EFEO, abbreviated as), the artifacts are classified according to the location where they are discovered or excavated. Nearly 2,000 artifacts, large and small, including 288 artifacts are exhibited inside the Museum, divided into galleries: Painting, Chinese American, the Ocean Tower, Go and the hallways, Vietnam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Kom Tum. 187 artifacts on display outside the grounds and more than 1,200 artifacts are currently kept in the repository. From 1-1-2012, the Museum of Cham sculpture in Da Nang rated as class museum. There are 119 museums, of which only 12 are rated Museum 1. Procession of Chinese tea room in the only Township the son, the only district, Quang Nam province, Da Nang City 50 km to the Southwest. Chinese were identified as the capital of the Kingdom of Champa in the early States. According to historical records, it is the oldest and first capital of Champa, which was built at the end of the IV century under King, the Sinhapura name Bhadresvara means Lion City.

Artifacts on display in the Museum-Church of the Chinese radio station

Taiwan Chinese Church (VII-VIII century) consists of two parts, the lateral part on two cutting boards circular, decorated with stylized Lotus petals on and under different symmetry. Cutting boards above express the Yoni, with grooves and water hoses, hold a linga; The section below is an empire of four square church with countless people are exquisitely carved. We have lot of comments revolved around the meaning of this church. In 1930, Przyluski that the decorations on the four sides of the Castle Church illustrates the legend of the founding of the southern water. A year later, Coedes has rejected this theory, and that the scene of worship of the different stages of the life of the god Krishna as is told in the Bhagavata Puruna. There are also many other comments that the Church radio station storytelling a quote the song of Ramayana, is the theme of her wedding with Prince Rama Sita. From the iconic character sculptures, carvings are very elaborate, steadily, especially ten pictures a dancer Apsara dancing incredibly soft, flexible, sexy to the costumes, jewelry, hairstyles are shown very meticulously, fully worthy of one of the masterpieces of the art of sculpture. Worship radio station was placed in the Museum in 1901.

Female Chinese dancers

Chinese dancer (VII-VIII century): the two sides of the Taiwan Church expressed in the dance posture Apsara dancer tribhanga with myself the soft, flexible bend along with the music propels Vina played face-a type of traditional instruments made from India. The Apsara dressed in a kind of skirt with tulle slim, tight, people can get to know the big bow tie are tying in the hip edge behind. The neck, hands, waist and outside the sampot is the turquoise beads. Behind the music and dance is the Lotus petals are a stylized form of the century HA sharp beauty charm of the dancer. Church of the Castle left today is only 1/16 of worship. APSARA is considered the first celestial dancing girls. They are born from the ocean when the spirit stirring sea of milk.

Reliefs Vishnu

Reliefs Vishnu (XI-XII century): according to the Hinduism, Vishnu is the God of preservation, keepers. In Indian mythology, the goddess has so much shit in different incarnations. Tympan sheet with the frame around the picture, leaves the party in expressing Vishnu sitting Indian-style on with myself rolled into nine song of Naga snakes. Behind their backs, sprouting the first thirteen Naga snake forming a canopy cover for the spirit. The four hands of God holding the four symbolic animals include: the Mace Kaumodaki, the prison and by sea snail, the hollow bottom disk Sudarsana Shankha and Lotus Bloom (was broken). The subject of God Vishnu appears no more sculptural in Champa, so this work is very scarce and valuable in understanding the art of sculpture and religion of Champa.

Linga-Yoni worship radio station

Linga-Yoni worship radio station (VII-VIII century): the Shrine consists of cylindrical columns section above, divided into three sections called Linga and the pedestals of square grooves located below water called Yoni. Linga according to ancient Sanskrit stands a stone erected symbolizing the penis. The God Siva twelve icon, which is the most famous icons a Linga, representing the creative capacity of the transcendent God. Yoni also derived from Sanskrit, meaning "breast, origin". In the Church of the Castle combines a Linga and Yoni, Linga represents principle and Yoni, symbolizing the sound principle. The delivery of harmony-Ocean is the source of the proliferate of everything in the universe and is also a characteristic of worship practiced in the rural residents.


Spirits (Siva?), (VII-VIII century), by Henri Parmentier, expressing the God Siva; but based on the jewellery hair and solid line depicted on Naga wrapped and a number of other factors, Boisselier concluded with a relief almost like painting forms a pair of spirits. The spirit stood in the tribhanga posture, his torso slightly inclined to the right, calm face, the hair is plaited into many literatures decoration forms a high bun as long Kỉita mukuta hat. Although much damaged, the work is still one of the beauties of the art of sculpture. My son my son's room was an important religious centre of the Kingdom of Champa, in Quang Nam province today, the way Chinese relics (Sinhapura-the capital of Champa until the year 1000) about 30 km to the West. In the deep space strictly of a Valley surrounded by small mountains, it offers more than 70 towers, most of which was built to worship the God Siva. In my son's room, the Museum is currently showcasing 18 artifacts, including the 3 groups of artifacts: artifacts in the main tower, the Tower exhibits group and group of decorative artifacts on the forehead the door or on the wall of the tower.

My son worships momentum

Son worship stations: in the middle of the front radio Church is a small rank of the rank is a touching scene depicts people in dance. People in between her legs bending posture in xoãi near land, spread his hands lifted a strip of silk with turning your face looking up. The two sides are two dancers, left foot, right foot xoãi turned out, hands the lifting up strips of silk, all having apparently drunk, the glass in ritual consecration worship the gods. The other fields of the shrine described a scene in retreats, times a bead under a tree, scenic musical performances with the crashing drums and flute, monks are preaching to the faithful, practicing medicine and Taoist healing …

Statue of Skanda and the Ganesa in standing, sitting.

The Church is a statue and the Ganesa Skanda in standing, sitting. Statue of Skanda (left) depicted the God Skanda is standing on a Peacock, the details on the body and tail of the Peacock was American absolutely exquisite engraving by pen France nonfiction. Unfortunately the head snapped but the whole body and the shape of the graceful solemnity appear sturdy, honor the beauty of the God Skanda, a deity symbolize the young and much talent in Indian mythology. Statues of Ganesa are found in the Tower of E 5. I have four arms, one holding a Cup has a plug nozzle of the God, one holding a bead, two other hand snapped away. Spirit wear many jewels, in the neck is a heavy round shape the petals of the twisted Nazi. Spirit wear a sampot have let go down the front, belts are bound by a sort of carved into key United Front abdomen. Over the shoulder Cape is a wire snake shape, a sign often seen at the statue of the God Siva. With plump-bodied, stout, the statue of Ganesa stand looks very sturdy, protective pads and friendly to everyone. God Ganesha is the son of the God Siva. Ganesha is the God symbolizes wisdom, happiness and good luck. God is worshipped widely and long, soon in India as well as in the Indian country in Indochina and the Malay Archipelago.

Statue Of Siva

Siva statue stands are found in my son Tower C1. This is the statue by the French pen nonfiction with the height almost the truth, revealed the human face of the Cham people. Slightly large, open xếch eyes, thick lips and nose. Horizontal and upright shape shoulders is a mighty power.

The Imperial music universe

The Imperial music universe is horizontal above the attic door slabs to build next door arch section (called mi, door door or cylinders for automobiles), which is found in Paint America Tower E4. Stone carved cabaret scene in the Court. The King on a throne in the middle of the picture, the right hand holding a long sword, her left hand to raise her as high as are ordered, the two sides are the two most portable SW 0 mph, two servants to the right is a person who stood holding the ceiling echo and on the left is a person sitting with folded hands, legs of a curved mouth surges wide, high Empire, are conjectured to be a built-in betel containers. The next two sides is two group five musicians, drummer ginăng, loose xập and suck. The instrument is still common in the Orchestra of the Cham people today. Also, in my son's room also exhibits a Sanskrit word and letters Stela Take ancient gods direction. Dong Duong Dong Ocean room is a relic to take in the East Village, Binh Dinh, Quang Nam province, Central Da Nang City, 60 km southwest of the cavity.

Largest Buddha sculpture

This is the largest Buddha sculpture. The statue was discovered during archaeological excavations in the ruins of the Dong Duong in 1902, the foot of the statue buried under rubble in the Round III, where supposedly the main Buddha Hall, the statue was discovered in the Tower in the Centre I. At the same time in this area has found its audience with body size and mounting work the parts of the Buddha were made at the scene. Head first object does not fit with the stem, the top of the second docking coincided. Although still may have a different head has not been found. The second head was transferred to Hanoi before in 1936 and is preserved in the Museum of national history in Vietnam. The top of the statue is exhibited is beginning to be restored.

Dvarapala Statues

Dvarapala statues: this French household gods standing on the back of a Buffalo, the Buffalo a shut mouth, hands arms rotate who looked up French household. Spirits face fierce, full sound threatening, the top three floors, hand kirita team spirit sword brandishing đoản grip onto the horizontal ear, nose make inwards. The left hand on the front of the chest, folding curved God hand also in the Vitarka mudra, placed just below the chest.

Statue of Bodhisattva Tara

Statue of Bodhisattva Tara (last century IX-X century) is the largest bronze statue of Cham art, showing a female goddesses of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara as Tara. Bodhisattva is shown standing upright, hands put out front, left hand and right hand, snail prison holding lotus flowers bloom, inside mirror shower. Sarong's statue two layers, from the waist to the ankle. In the class of simple sarong, Plaid, myself, let go by the long outer layer. Between the sarong inside decorating a floating ice is slippery. The sarong also quite distinctive, is a type of wrap dresses more rounds from the back and forth, clue giắt ago. It is represented as a kind of soft fabric by folding the fabric was naturally squeezed upward. In addition to the dress of the unique beauty of the character's appearance makes this work reached the peak of Visual art. That is the beauty of the woman have balanced appearance. His statues the ceiling, high neck with three ngấn beautiful, broad shoulders as highlight tapered waist lifting the pair rounded breasts stretch full of vitality. The faces of statues and jewelry as possible and be trimmed and the convergence of all the characteristics of styles. Wide mouth bodhisattva thick lips, sharp nose, lip rings are high, two large eyes, wide nose wing shaped almonds inside have pupils that are encrusted with precious stones. Tara statue head of hair are plaited hair tufts of small new year as many high on top of the head, is divided into two floors by a plaited hair. In front of the upper deck is the statue of Buddha image sits arrangements, is to identify the details of the work performed. After Tower rooms located 300 km south of Da Nang, Binh Dinh today pretty much ruins the health system's massive temples built in the XI century to time XV when the political center of Champa located here. During excavations in 1934 and 1935 in Go Tower Hill mound-Binh Dinh, j. Y Clayes was discovered to be a lot of beautiful artifacts such as Dragon, elephant-Lion, bird God Garuda, statues and reliefs of the male God, Goddess, dancer … typical styles Towers Go.


Shiva, the Hindu God, Shiva is the God of the most complex and have more power. Usually known as Shiva is the God of destruction, and also the God of creation. In addition, according to Indian mythology, Shiva is also the God of dance, Highland, God of death. Shiva is worshipped extensively under the shape of a Linga. In the art of sculpture, statues and reliefs Shiva occupy relatively large amounts, are expressed in various artistic styles, many different postures. In the mores of the old, the Kings have merit after death is often deified, Shiva is also worshipped the King. The Cham King himself is the personification of the God Shiva, is reborn on the realms of this world to help their people, so the King often associated his name with the name of the God Shiva. The work performed by the Shiva, on his rope snake Naga wrapped over the shoulder. Although the first part, two extra arms, right hand part before and these were hand fracture, still clearly etched details required, expressed by the sophisticated jewellery on the hand, neck and dress.

The two sides are the marine Monster Makara (XIII century), is a circular object, lying, stylised with many details blend of many different animals, two legs facing along the head rise, the soles open front creates the pose just spiffy aggressive medium. According to Indian mythology, mercury is the God of riding Makara fuck the ocean Vảuna. In sculpture, the Makara is also known as the Dragon, often expressed as a pair of symmetrical to each other, set at the entrance to the temple, to preserve the tranquillity, respect for places of worship, of the deity. Artifacts in the middle is the Dragon (XIII century), is shown lying, two front legs placed towards the front, two legs put up later, creating a very spiffy, the round rattles worn in ancient drawings carved more lively, playful strokes. The exquisitely detailed on his head and tail of the Dragon, is a combination of many different animals, showing ingenuity, creativity and humour of the artists Take. Dragons are often depicted as a young couple, set in parallel before the entrance of the tower to take the remaining artifacts, along with artifacts are on display at the Guimet Museum in Paris.

The God Brahma

The God Brahma is the God of creation, one of the three most important gods of Hinduism. Sometimes Brahma is also considered the God of wisdom. There are many interesting anecdotes about the birth of Brahma. According to the Puranas, Brahma was born from a Lotus grows from the navel of Vishnu at the dawn of the universe. Other anecdotes that Brahma was born from a golden egg is called Hiranyagarbha. When the egg splits into two halves, Brahma was born and the rest of the egg immediately turned into mountains, rivers, all living things in the universe started from there. Traditional arts express Brahma in the form of reliefs with four heads, four symbolic animals four handles. Each head of the God is viewed as symbolizing a pho Vedas. The riding's character is Uncle goose Hamsa. Although it is one of three Supreme deities, Brahma in India less than worship two gods Vishnu and Shiva is remaining.

Worship radio station

Church of the Castle (XII century) is a round cutting boards, around the decorated with 23 women plump breast, stretch the diameter of each vote is 11 cm. The top and bottom of the circle is the spiral short circuit the two breasts top wire very meticulously, vertical. This is the formal style of decoration is very popular in sculpture on the century XII-XIV. Worship radio station deserves is a masterpiece of sculpture, showing the influence of traditional beliefs and social patterns. Quang Nam corridor

Quang Nam corridor showcasing 32 artifacts dated to VII century-VIII and IX-X, are excavated from many localities in Quang Nam province.

Shiva buy

Shiva dances (X century) express the God Shiva in dance are S-shaped soft, flexible. From the two main arms of God grows out 14 extra arms, two below the God's musicians played and the other gods are enjoying cult dances of spirit. Shiva also is viewed as the spirit of the dance. Tandava dance of spirit marked the eternal motion of the universe. The work was found in the village of Phong, Quang Nam province in 1890, was transferred to the Museum in 1901.

Yaksa reliefs

Yaksa reliefs (centuries?) expresses the spirit Yaksa sitting folded table, legs spread rộngm the two tarsal folded up, the foot is put on the left foot, on top of the spirit is decorated by two projects of soft, curving pattern carries similarities with Indian sculptures and the early period of the Khmer Rouge. Is the God of the forest in the Indian mythology, keepers of the treasures hidden deep in the ground or under the roots of trees.

Krishna reliefs

Krishna reliefs (VII-VIII century) is the goddess of pasture, four of eight incarnations of Vishnu. The subject Krishna at least appear in the sculpture, only works on display in the lobby of the Museum, Vietnam scenes are raising the Govarrdhana mountains against the rain lasted seven days seven nights of the God Indra, a topic in Indian mythology. Quang Ngai corridor

Quang Ngai corridor currently exhibited 14 artifacts dating from the end of the X century to the middle of the XI century, most were excavated and brought back from the Chief Justice and some other places in the province of Quang Ngai. Chanh Lo is also the name that Boisselier chose to name the art style of the transition between the A1 and the Son Go.

Sarasvati reliefs

Reliefs Sarasvati (XII century), the goddess of knowledge, music and the arts, was the wife of the God Brahma. Sarasvati often appear in art, statues and paintings as a mythological goddess riding on backs of geese graceful, Hamsa or sit on a shower, handheld objects composed of four books-the symbol of learning, writing, vina forums-the knowledgeable about art, Crystal rosaries-chain of spiritual strength and spiritual abilities of the water jars of creation and baptism. Originally the Sarasvati is also the goddess of rivers, symbolizing the lush, fertile and prosperous.

Statue Of Laksmi

Statue of Laksmi (XI century) is the God of good fortune and happiness, people worship the God excuse to expect many of wealth and abundance. Laksmi is sometimes called Sri Vishnu's wife in all the shit her incarnations. In Indian art, Laksmi is represented as a beautiful woman, has two or four hands, standing or sitting on a Lotus flower which, however in art, Goddess of health sometimes is expressed very simply, there is no such character or the details. In addition to the galleries, the Museum also exhibits many reliefs decorated with motifs, patterns and have expanded galleries with more abundant artifacts. In 2011, the Museum of Cham sculpture was conducting the registration proposal is the national treasures. Authority of the national treasures of the Ministry of culture, sports and tourism has processed 3 worship radio station Chinese artifacts, the Church of my son E1, the bodhisattva Tara are national treasures in the first batch. Sunshine

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