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Le Coc stele
LSb 21143
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This is one of the earliest steles still preserved in Vietnam and it is also a valuable material giving evidence to the national liberation movement of Vietnam under the rule of the Chinese feudalist forces from the North.

History of the Object
It was erected in 618 in Đồng Pho temple, Đông Ninh commune, Thọ Xuân dỉstrict, Thanh Hoá province. The text on the stele is about the life and works of the chief administrator Le Coc (Sui Dynasty, Chinese) and his son together with the Viet people's uprising against the Tang domination in 618.

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Type
Inscription stones 
Materials
Stone 
Measurements
Width 79cm Height 159cm  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Vietnam; Thanh Hoá province 
Geography
Vietnam 
Time period
AD 7th century ~ AD 7th century 
Creation date
7th Century; 618 
Function
Memory 
Acquisition
The French brought it to the Louis Finot Museum. It is now in the posession of the National Museum of Vietnamese History. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
State property, Vietnam 
Museum
Vietnam National Museum of History 
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