Vietnamese lions on display

Ly Dynasty Stone Lion. Source: 20141108

An exhibition on Vietnamese lions from the last 1,000 years are on display at the Viet Nam Museum of Fine Arts.

Ly Dynasty Stone Lion. Source: 20141108
Ly Dynasty Stone Lion. Source: 20141108

Sacred animals reveal the true Viet Nam
Viet Nam News, 08 November 2014

Hoang Hai Yen, a secondary student from Ha Noi, was completely wrapped up in colouring a picture of lion, a sacred object used in pagodas in Viet Nam.

She and other students were taking part in an activity held together with an exhibition on su tu (lion) and nghe (mythological lion) at the Viet Nam Museum of Fine Arts yesterday.

Visitors to the exhibition can learn more about the identification, origin and meaning of the sacred animals.

Full story here.

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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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