Vietnamese ancient pottery displayed in Hanoi

As many as 75 ancient terracotta exhibits, which date from thousands years ago to the early 20th century, are being displayed at an exhibition that opened on April 22 at the National History Museum in Hanoi.

The exhibition titled “Vietnamese Ancient Ceramic Statues” shows how the materials, forms, technique and decorations of ceramic statues have evolved over time.

Ceramics is the earliest craft in the history of human civilisation. In Viet Nam, the oldest pottery statues trace back to the Phung Nguyen, Dong Dau and Go Mun cultures 4,000 years ago and take the shapes of humans and animals.

Organisers hope the exhibition will help domestic and foreign visitors better understand the country’s ancient ceramics, thus raising public awareness on preserving national cultural heritage.

The exhibition will run until the end of August.

By Vien Nhu

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