Statues of Naga

Alexey Shichitov2013

The Sand Museum

The Sand Museum
Fukube-cho, Yuyama 2083-17, Japan

Naga is a serpent guardian deity originating from Hindu myths whose head consists of countless snakes. Statues like this are found all over the grounds of Angkor Wat. Several of them are located at the entrance, continuing to protect the temple.


  • Title: Statues of Naga
  • Creator: Alexey Shichitov
  • Creator Nationality: Russia
  • Creator Gender: male
  • Date: 2013
  • Physical Location: Tottori City, Japan
  • Provenance: THE SAND MUSEUM
  • Type: Sand Sculpture
  • External Link: http://www.sand-museum.jp/
  • 作品解説 / Object Note (Japanese): 頭部に無数の蛇を飾る蛇神であり、インドの神話に起源をもつ守護神ナーガ。アンコール遺跡群のいたるところに存在するその像は、アンコールワットの入り口にも鎮座し、現代にいたるまで、寺院を守り続けている。
  • 作品タイトル / Object Title (Japanese): Statues of Naga

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