The Tỳ Bà (lute) vase showcases the Four Spirits, holy benevolent beasts symbolizing the four elements of nature: fire, water, earth, and wind. The Four Spirits – Dragon (Long), Kirin (Ly), Turtle (Quy), and Phoenix (Phuong) – are the four benevolent beasts that, in Eastern cultures, represent the four elements of nature. Their symbolical creatures are engraved on a large ceramic vase shaped like a lute and covered in stone glaze.
Award Vietnam Essence Award at the Hue Festival of Handicrafts and Cultural Products (2004)
Dimension height 110 cm, width 65cm
Technique hand pottering, engraving
Color brown, violet