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Lampstand
LSb 17248
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This is one of the rare ceramic objects that carries an interesting inscription. Its shape with the dragons and lotus decorations is beautiful; it is the typical motif of the Early Le Dynasty (15th century).

History of the Object
The lampstand has three sections, the upper one is in the shape of a blooming lotus decorated with undulated dragons and floral designs. The middle part is swelling and decorated with four dragons. The foot is decorated with lotus panels and a hanging dragon in relief inside. At the bottom are bands of vertical lines and flowers. The lampstand was covered with a greyish blue glaze and brown glaze on the ears. The inscription engraved on the body indicates the creator, the origin, date and purpose.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
ceramic 
Measurements
Diametre: 22cm 
Creator name
Artist Dang Huyen Thong (Hai Duong Province) 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Vietnam; Hai Duong Porvince; Chu Dau village 
Geography
Vietnam 
Time period
AD 16th century ~ AD 16th century 
Creation date
16th Century; April 1588 
Function
Worship 
Acquisition
Inherited from the Louis Finot Museum. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
State Property Viet Nam 
Museum
Vietnam National Museum of History 
Credit line
 

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