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Lotus-pattern antiques to be shown in Hanoi
By Thanh Nien News -

A wooden statue depicting the Buddha being born from a lotus flower. The statue dates back to the 17-18th century. Photos courtesy of VnExpress

The bronze statue of Bhagavati sitting on a lotus flower. It dates back to the Nguyen Dynasty in the 19-20th century.

The bronze statue of Tara, a female Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism, sitting on a lotus flower. It dates back to the Nguyen Dynasty in the 19-20th century.

The statues of fairies holding lotus flowers in their hands. They are included in a Hue royal antique collection. 

A silver pot made in the Nguyen Dynasty

A gilt box that dates back to the 19-20th century

A golden basin shaped like a lotus leaf that dates back to the 19-20th century

A pair of candleholders made of gold

A gemstone box made in the Nguyen Dynasty

An incense burner made from glazed terra-cotta that dates back to the 17-18th century

The exhibition will be opened at 9:30 a.m. on May 14 at the National Museum of Vietnamese History, 1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

The National Museum of Vietnamese History in Hanoi will showcase more than 100 antiques with lotus flower design in the first exhibition of its kind this Thursday.
The antiques are made from different materials, including wood, bronze, silver, gold, glazed terra-cotta and gemstone.
In Buddhism, lotus flower represents purity, enlightenment and faith.

The exhibition will be opened 9:30 a.m. on May 14 at 1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.