Thai antiquities unveiled to show true face of Buddhist culture

From the storeroom of the National Museum of Vietnamese History, an exhibition of Buddhist antiquities from Thailand.

10 November 2006 (Vietnam Net Bridge) – From the storeroom of the National Museum of Vietnamese History, an exhibition of Buddhist antiquities from Thailand.

Vietnam Net Bridge, 10 Nov 2006

Thai antiquities unveiled to show true face of Buddhist culture

Starting today, visitors will have chance to admire 200 objects for either domestic or ritual use, including abundant amounts of ceramic, bronze and wood materials dated from 19th and 20th centuries all the way back to the 4th century BC.

The domestic section presents the collection of complex decorated ceramic wares made of many precious pottery materials like Sawankalok plates, celadon glazed ceramics or polychrome enamel fruit trays. Most of the displayed objects project Buddhist motifs or were used in offerings to Buddha.


Related Books:
Origins Of Thai Art by B. Gosling
The Arts of Thailand by S. Van Beek and L. Invernizzi
The Buddhist World of Southeast Asia (Suny Series in Religion) by D. K. Swearer

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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