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Vo Canh Stele
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This is the earliest stone stele not only of the Champa Kingdom but also of the whole of Vietnam. Its content refers to the first period of the foundation of a state, important for history study in each nation.

History of the Object
The inscription on this stele is in Sanskrit and informs about Sri Mara who founded the South Champa Kingdom in the Panduranda area (Now Phan Rang province). It also shows Indian cultural and religious (Hinduism , Buddhism) influence on the Cham people, especially in the 1st century A.D.

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Type
Inscription stones 
Materials
Sandstone 
Measurements
Height 224 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Vietnam; Khanh Hoa Province 
Geography
Vietnam 
Time period
AD 2nd century ~ AD 2nd century 
Creation date
2nd Century -3rd Century 
Function
Commemoration 
Acquisition
French scholar Henri Parme brought it to the Louis Finot Museum in the early 20th century. The National Museum of Vietnamese History inherited it when the Louis Finot Museum closed and its collection was sent to the National Museum of Vietnamese History. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
State Property, Vietnam 
Museum
Vietnam National Museum of History 
Credit line
 

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  • Nguyễn Bá Lân166 weeks ago

    Because I like Champa art and I have a Champa inscription by Sankrist at 7 century.

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