A collection of over 100 Buddhist sculptures will be displayed in an exhibition titled “Asian Buddhist Sculpture from 7th century to the 14th Century” at the Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum in Ha Noi, to mark the 2008 United Nations Day of Vesak, which will take place in the city from May 13-17, 2008.
The exhibition features Buddhist sculptures produced throughout Asia between the 7th century and the 14th century. Most of the works are made of bronze, gold, silver, stone, gem or ceramic.
These masterpieces demonstrate the immortal and vital force of Buddhism which has had a great influence on the formation and development of world civilization.
This collection is being displayed to the public for the first time.
When looking at the statues and sculptures, surely no viewer can help but be impressed by the craftsmanship, artistry, and even devotion, which must have gone into their creation.
The exhibition is organized by the Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum and by collector Duong Trong Hieu.
It will commence on May 10 and last until the end of the month.