Asian treasures on display at Vietnam History Museum

VietNamNet Bridge – An exhibition entitled “Asia-Colorful Culture” will open on October 8 at the Vietnam National Museum of History, displaying nearly 100 ancient treasures of many Asian countries like India, South Korea, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and China.

The exhibits include architectural materials, household appliances, ornaments, and worship objects made from such materials as bronze, clay, stone, terra cotta, wood, silver, gem and ivory.

The host country’s exhibits are bronze worship objects dating back to the Le-Nguyen Dynasty in the 15th-19th century.

The exhibition will run through January 2014.

The exhibition is held on the occasion of the 4th Conference of Asian National Museum Association 2013 (ANMA 4). The event, with the theme “Museums Contribute to Social Change,” will take place from October 7-9 at the Vietnam National Museum of History.

This item is made of gold, pearl and crystal (Vietnam, Nguyen Dynasty, 19-20th centuries).

This item is made of gold, pearl and crystal (Vietnam, Nguyen Dynasty, 19-20th centuries).

Pottery vase of Vietnam, Later Le Dynasty, 15th century. This item was salvaged from an ancient shipwreck in Cham Island, Hoi An twon, Quang Nam province.

Pottery vase of Vietnam, Later Le Dynasty, 15th century. This item was salvaged from an ancient shipwreck in Cham Island, Hoi An twon, Quang Nam province.

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Earrings made of gem stone and glass of Vietnam, Sa Huynh culture, about 2500-2000 years ago.

Earrings made of gem stone and glass of Vietnam, Sa Huynh culture, about 2500-2000 years ago.

Earrings made of gem stone and glass of Vietnam, Dong Nai culture, about 2500-2000 years ago, from the Giong Ca Vo archaelogical site in Ho Chi Minh City.

Earrings made of gem stone and glass of Vietnam, Dong Nai culture, about 2500-2000 years ago, from the Giong Ca Vo archaelogical site in Ho Chi Minh City.

The Vishnu of Cambodia, Angkor period, 11-12th centuries.

The Vishnu of Cambodia, Angkor period, 11-12th centuries.

Wooden statue of a dancer of Cambodia, 19-20th centuries.

Wooden statue of a dancer of Cambodia, 19-20th centuries.

Silver enamel inlaid bowl of Cambodia, 19th century.

Silver enamel inlaid bowl of Cambodia, 19th century.

Rectangular box decorated with leaf and geometric patterns, made of wood inlaid with mother-of-pearl of Cambodia, 19th century.

Rectangular box decorated with leaf and geometric patterns, made of wood inlaid with mother-of-pearl of Cambodia, 19th century.

Polygonal box decorated with flowers and geometric patterns, made of wood inlaid with mother-of-pearl and glass of Cambodia, 19th century.

Polygonal box decorated with flowers and geometric patterns, made of wood inlaid with mother-of-pearl and glass of Cambodia, 19th century.

Pen holder carved with 18 Buddhas of China, the Qing Dynasty, Qianlong reign (1736-1795).

Pen holder carved with 18 Buddhas of China, the Qing Dynasty, Qianlong reign (1736-1795).

The gem item from China, the Qing Dynasty, 18th century.

The gem item from China, the Qing Dynasty, 18th century.

Pillow made of gem from China, the Qing Dynasty, 18th century.

Pillow made of gem from China, the Qing Dynasty, 18th century.

Avalokitesvara stone reliefs of India, Pala Empire, the 10th century.

Avalokitesvara stone reliefs of India, Pala Empire, the 10th century.

Bronze statue of Kuan-yin of India in the 17-18th centuries.

Bronze statue of Kuan-yin of India in the 17-18th centuries.

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Colorful ceramic plates of Japan, Edo period, Kutani style, 17-18th centuries.

Colorful ceramic plates of Japan, Edo period, Kutani style, 17-18th centuries.

Shiva on the back of Nandin bull statue, made of gold-plated bronze of Thailand, 19th century.

Shiva on the back of Nandin bull statue, made of gold-plated bronze of Thailand, 19th century.

Silver bowl of Thai Lan, Chakri period, 19th century.

Silver bowl of Thai Lan, Chakri period, 19th century.

Bencharong multi-colored ceramic bowl of Thailand, the Chakri period, 18-19th centuries. T. Le

Bencharong multi-colored ceramic bowl of Thailand, the Chakri period, 18-19th centuries. T. Le

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