The Vietnam History Museum in Ho Chi Minh City has opened the Net Cu Dau Xua (Marks of History) exhibition, showcasing 130 Vietnamese artefacts from the 15th to 20th century.


The exhibition displays items made from stone, metal and ceramics.

The collection is composed of Cay Mai ceramics, a famous ceramic genre in the South created by artisans in HCM City’s Cho Lon at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of 20th century.

Cay Mai ceramics are dedicated to Buddhism, with statues of dragons, phoenixes and kylins, as well as glazed ceramics vases in varying shades, including green, white and brown. The statues and vases were used in pagodas and temples.

The exhibition also showcases swords, seals, tea sets and household goods used during the Nguyen Dynasty that reigned from 1802 to 1945.

Various administrative and royal documents from the Nguyen Dynasty are on display as well.

The exhibition will last through March 30.-VNA