This artwork was created on the occasion of the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long, Hanoi. A captivating token of Vietnam’s history and culture, the Thang Long Imperial Citadel was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. The dragon has always been considered a symbol of power and nobility in Vietnamese culture. Hence, the dragon was chosen as the unique symbol of the emperors. This striking pair of ceramic vases embodies this concept, with embossed dragons guarding the mouth of the vases. On each vase’s body, other famous Hanoi landmarks and historical battles are embossed to represent the country’s rich history.
Dimension height 100cm, width 80cm
Technique hand pottering, embossing