Date: 9th-10th century
ID No: 22.25
Location: Dong Duong, Quang Nam
Topped by the great Buddha seated in the “European position”, the U-shaped pedestal opened out onto steep steps, and its three sides were carved with narrative panels. The sculpture are of lions, princes and princesses, dvarapala, female followers, horseman,… and each panel illustrates an episode in the life of Buddha, or occasionally a scene from his former existences. Like the pedestal of the main sanctuary, but carved with more vigor and precision, these miniature masterpieces provide precious information about the costumes and jewelry of the period. The pedestal entered the Museum collection in 1935.