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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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