Date: Late 12th century
Material: Grey sandstone
ID No: 3.17
Location: Thap Mam, Binh Dinh
This deity is identified as Siva, the God of Destruction, by the snake-shaped cord running across his chest. It was found at Thap Mam in 1934 and entered the museum collection in 1935.
Siva is seated cross-legged against a back which is now broken. The head, the rear arms, the front right hand and part of the attribute held in his left hand are missing. The jewelry, however, is almost completely intact, as can be seen in the beaded bracelets, arm bands, necklaces and chest belt, all of which are rendered in minute detail. His garments include a Sampot, characterized by a central flap and heavily embroidered panels of material stretching from his lower belly to his thighs.