Vietnamese Ancient Sculpture of the Tran Dynasty       -   Code: 780

The Vietnamese ancient sculpture of the Tran Dynasty flourished in Dai Viet (former name of Vietnam) in the 13th _ 14th centuries. Under the Tran dynasty, Vietnamese country well developed, Imperial court _ people lived in harmony with a great buoyancy, strong self-reliance will, noble martial spirit that were reflected on art in general, and sculpture in particular. For the past years, through the research _ investigation, we have already discovered a small number of Tran Dynasty_s sculptural works such as stone statues, relievoes from Royal tombs, military citadels, religious towers _ pagodas.

In order to introduce the Vietnamese sculpture of the Tran Dynasty, Department General of Posts _ Telecommunications (DGPT) issues the stampset "The Vietnamese ancient sculpture of the Tran Dynasty" consisting of 5 values:

780a.jpg (30586 bytes) 780b.jpg (34088 bytes) 780c.jpg (34019 bytes)

- The 1st: Dragon-carved three-position pedestal (Stone) - Boi khe Pagoda - Thanh oai - Ha tay - 400 d.

It features the image of Tran dynasty_s dragon with strong style. Dragon is in position of raising head, bending up tail. Its body was bas-relief with flesh block, plump tail, bending sections expressing flexibility but majesty, strength.

- The 2nd: Human-headed _ Bird-bodied Fairy raising precious objects- Thai lac pagoda - Van lam - Hung yen - 400 d.

This is a mythological image with decorative style "Con kin na ri"

- The 3rd : Rhinoceros horn on wave (wood) Thay Pagoda - Thanh oai - Ha tay - 1,000 d.

It describes the carving image: flowers, leaves, waves and dragon head _ strong, well-proportioned body on throne back.

- The 4th: Fairy offering flower (Terra-cotta) - Hang Pagoda - Luc yen - Yen bai - 8,000 d

This stamp shows relievo by terra-cotta with legendary _ folk lines.

- The 5th: Kneeling person raising chandelier (Wood) - Thai lac Pagoda - Van lam - Hung yen - 9,000 d

This stamp presents relievo (wood) on pillars in pagodas with folk lines and robust performance.

780e.jpg (34117 bytes) 780f.jpg (35359 bytes)

Date of issue


Stamp size

Sheet composition



FDC size


Printing process




Vu Kim Lien (COTEVINA)

37 x 37 (mm)

20 stamps


2 cover

170 x 110 (mm)

Postal Stamp Printing Enterprise (in Ho Chi Minh City) 



standard paper ( both gummed and ungemmed)

Next      Homepage