Museum exhibiting 18th century Tay Son Dynasty material

Artefacts from the 18th century Tay Son Dynasty are being displayed at the Viet Nam History Museum at Ho Chi Minh City.

Tay Son dynasty antiques on display
Viet Nam News, 14 February 2011

More than 400 rare antique items dating back to the Tay Son dynasty (1778-1802) are on display at an exhibition that in HCM City.

The exhibition at the Viet Nam History Museum features terracotta items like tiles, bricks, vases, plates and cups as well as several official documents including letters and royal decrees signed by Emperor Quang Trung.

The display also has ancient coins and weapons including swords, bayonets and a huge cannon found at Thi Nai Lagoon, considered very rare by collectors. Some spoons and bows found on the riverbed in the Rach Gam-Xoai Mut area in the Mekong Delta also on show.


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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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