Vietnamese Ancient Sculptures under the Le Dynasty
Code: 809

Vietnamse Ancient Sculptures under the Le Dynasty, especially its early period (1428-1527) and Middle one (1533-1789), existed & well developed between the 15th and the 18th centuries. In the latter, sculpture flourished with a wide diversity of style, shape, decorative lines & content, mainly in temples, pagodas. The sculptural works with folk & national identity presented the daily life in the Vietnamese countryside. The art works were made by high skill through lively & sophisticated strokes typical of wooden sculpture.

In order to introduce Vietnamese sculpture under the Le Dynasty, Department General of Posts & Telecommunications (DGPT) issues the stampset "Vietnamese Ancient Sculptures under the Le Dynasty" consisting of five values:

The 5-1:
Man against Tiger (wooden sculpture)
in Chay Communal House - Ha Nam province

The 5-2:
Phoenix (wooden sculpture)
in But Thap Pagoda - Bac Ninh province

The 5-5:
Stone dragon
in Kinh Thien temple - Hanoi City

The 5-3:
Playing chess (wooden sculpture)
in Ngoc Canh Communal House - Vinh Phuc province

The 5-4:
Ostler (wooden sculpture)
in Quang Phuc Communal House - Ha Tay province
Date of issue : 01.07.1999
Designer : Mrs. Vu Kim Lien (COTEVINA)
Stamp size : 32 x 43 (mm)
Perforation : 13
Sheet composition : 20 stamps
FDC: 2 covers
FDC size: 170 x 110 (mm)
Printer : Postal Stamp Printing Enterprise (in Ho Chi Minh City)
Printing process : offset
Colour : multi-coloured
Paper : standard paper (both gummed and ungummed)

Vietnamese stamps '99   Homepage