Tra Kieu

The Tra Kieu relic were found at Duy Son Village in Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam Province. Chinese annals refer to Tra Kieu as the seat of Sinhapura ( Lion city ), the first capital of the Champa kingdom, which was built at the end of the 4th century in the reign of King Bhadravarman.

In 1927 – 1928, J.Y. Claeys conducted archeological excavations at this site, and the results confirmed that the descriptions in the Chinese annals were accurate. A collection of 43 works of Tra Kieu, mostly dating from 7th to 8th century and 11th to 12th century is now exhibited in the Tra Kieu gallery of the Museum. Other works are being kept in storage.

Tra Kieu pedestal


Dancers pedestal