Eighth century Cham stone statue of standing Hindu god Ganesha at Danang Museum

This statue of Ganesha, the Hindu god of intellect, wisdom, and good fortune, was carved by the Chams in the eighth century. (Photograph by Margery H. Freeman. More about the photograph)

The statue, located at the Danang Museum, portrays Ganesha standing erect with his elephant head and human body. Barefoot but dressed in a fine draped tunic, Ganesha holds a bowl in his left hand.