welcome the Year of the Dragon, a number of objects are on show
featuring the mythical creature from the Ly-Tran dynasties (11th-14th
century), the Le dynasty (15-18th centuries) and the Nguyen dynasty
(18th century to 1945).
exhibits, including candlesticks, vases, basins and chests, are made
from a variety of materials, such as bronze, ceramics, pottery and jade.
lovers have the opportunity to admire Chu Dau ceramics (15th century)
and rare objects dating back to the Champa culture (17th-18th century),
such as cupboards and bronze Buddhas, lacquered in red and trimmed with
lovers can also enjoy paintings, on public display for the first time,
from famous painters including Le Cong Nhan, Duong Bich Lien, Bui Xuan
Phai, Cong Van Chung and George Khanh.
is the third time an exhibition of its kind has been organised in Hanoi
by the Lovers of Ancient Objects Club to welcome the new year, and
according to Nguyen Truong, club chairman, this is the largest.
year, the artefacts on display are more diverse and have the greatest
aesthetic value," said Truong, who has several objects dating back to
the Dong Son culture (1st century – 10th century).
hope the exhibition can help the public learn more about the work and
the creative skills of our ancestors and build their respect for our
country's cultural heritage."
collecting is a cultural tradition of our country and should be
developed. We should respect the enthusiasm of the collectors. The
exhibition is an excellent occasion for the public to learn more about
the country's cultural value," said historian Duong Trung Quoc at the
am happy to learn more about the dragon and the history of our country.
It is my favourite animal and holds a sacred place in Vietnamese
culture. The dragon is also a good omen for an abundant harvest," said
Le Mai Anh, a visitor at the show.
Exhibits belonging to 35 collectors are on display until February 18 at the Exhibition House, 93 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hanoi.