Before the second world war a lot of sclpture was removed from Cham temples across Vietnam. In the end that proved to be fortuitous as most Cham temples were destroyed by bombing during the Vietnam War.
Fortunately, as well, sculptures, including this magnificent piece have remained in Vietnam where most are now on display in the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Danang. The Cham at the time of all their temple construction were Hindu hence the Indian influence.
We'd organised a car to take us to the main Cham temple site of My Son out of Hoi An and thought I'd had it organised to go to another temple site in the afternoon but there'd been confused messages and our driver had been told the museum in Danang instead. In the end we were quite happy with the outcome.
It wasn't a busy museum so I had no problem using my tripod for photos.
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ChrisJ (91286) 2012-03-24 23:57
I saw a few old Cham temples in Vietnam eg,'My Son'
Nice to see some of the surviving sculptures. Good sharpness & diffused light with warm colors. They look vaguely Indian. I know that Angkor Wat was also heavily influenced by India.
Afsanehbagheri (3206) 2012-03-25 5:23
سلام دوست من
تبریک محیط خوب از مجسمه ها با ترکیب جالب
dkmurphys (42493) 2012-03-26 1:50
Very fine capture from the museum exhibition. Some attractive pieces of artwork. Well taken, enjoy a fine week.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-03-27 2:06
a beautiful photo from these work of arts and I like the composition and the amazing details, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
jhm (127995) 2012-03-29 3:46
Happy are a lot nice sculptures residual after the Vietnam War.
This is a wonderful collection
Excellent composition, good light management.
Nice photo work, TFS.
chrisvek (6995) 2012-03-29 5:36
Nice capture for these sculptures.Nice lightning with nice tones.Well Done,
- Copyright: Ian Fegent (ifege) (9909)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-11-05
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 18-250
- Exposure: f/4, 1/15 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Indo China
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-24 23:53