An exhibition on ancient lamps is on show at Ho Chi Minh city, with one of the oldest pieces coming from the Dong Son culture.
Ancient Lamps exhibited at HCMC
Thanh Nien News, 25 January 2008
Collection of ancient lamps on display
Vietnam Net Bridge, 27 January 2008
Some of the 300 ancient lamps on display originate from various countries such as China, Japan, India and Germany.
Made from a range of materials including terra cotta, pottery, glass and metal, the lamps belong to the priest Nguyen Huu Triet, who has spent 15 years collecting them.
Among the differently-shaped objects, a Vietnamese piece dating back to the Dong Son culture (300 B.C. to 100 B.C.) is the oldest.
Find out more details about the exhibition here.
Find more books at:
– Flames of Devotion: Oil Lamps from South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayas by S. Anderson
– Dong Son Drums in Viet Nam