Update: 11:06 PM GMT+7, Thursday, 06/15/2017
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Wood carving and lacquered painting is a profession with a long tradition in Vietnam. This type of objects have been found in the Dong Son period’s tombs excavated in Viet Khe, Chau Can, Duong Du, Xuan La, Minh Duc, Chau Son.


Some objects’ images will be showed at the special exhibition “Sparkling - Collection of lacquered and gilded wood objects" at the Vietnam National Museum of History.

Special exhibition "Sparkling - Collection of lacquered and gilded wood objects" introduces nearly 100 objects dating from the Le and Nguyen dynasties, including statues and objects for worshipping with the decorations of Vietnamese sacred and mythical animals. In which, the unique and rare objects will be showed to the public for the first time.

Along with the history of the Vietnamese feudal dynasties as well as the development of religions and creeds, the industry of lacquered and gilded wares became more and more prosperous. Although undergoing many ups and downs, even sometimes it seemed to be lost, however the industry has been recovered and flourished. In addition to agriculture, many regions in our country have auxiliary jobs as carpentry for the construction of houses, pagodas, furniture, statues or ornaments. Lacquered and gilded objects were made through many meticulous steps with high aesthetic and national identity. Base on the basis of the traditional quintessence, the artists created valuable products to serve the needs of daily living and spiritual activities.

The special exhibition will be opened from June 20th to the end of November 2017 at the National Museum of History, No. 1, Trang Tien Str., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi.

Statue of Bodhisattva, the Restored Le period, 17th-18th century

 

Statue of Sakyamuni Buddha, the Restored Le period, 17th-18th century

Worship Painting "The Yamas of the Ten Halls", the Restored Le period, 17th -18th century

Statues of Buddhas of the Three Times, the Nguyen Dynasty, 19th 20th century

Worship Statue, the Nguyen Dynasty, 19th - 20th century

Box of Decree, the Nguyen Dynasty, 19th - 20th century

Altar and ancestral tablet, the Nguyen Dynasty, 19th - 20th century

The horizontal lacquered board "Prosperity, Status and Longevity”, the Nguyen Dynasty, 19th - 20th century

A pair of wood panels, the Nguyen Dynasty, the 18th year of Bao Dai (1943)

EN: Thu Hiền



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