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Study of the tile decoration from 15th to 18th century in architectural sites in Northern Vietnam

Author(s): Lan Ngo Thi

Year: 2014

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Tiles are one of the important architectural component materials in the traditional architectural of Vietnam. Decorative tiles contribute to making building more beautiful and solemn. The paper introduces the tile decorations found in Northern Vietnam aims to understand the production, processing technique as well as decorations on tiles in the 15th to the late 18th century. On the basis of the set of resources from the findings of the French scholar, the discovery and study of the Vietnamese archaeologists in Northern Vietnam, the paper content refers to the characteristics and the tile progress over time in terms of material, color, form, decorative evolution and techniques. The study also compared in the broader context of the tile in some countries in the region such as Southeast Asia and East Asia. Research results show that the tradition and development of decoration on tiles in Northern Vietnam as well as the exchange of culture and characteristics of Vietnam’s culture in the region. The research results also have contributed to the identification of architectural vestiges and understand more about Vietnamese history and culture in the 15th to 18th centuries.

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Study of the tile decoration from 15th to 18th century in architectural sites in Northern Vietnam. Lan Ngo Thi. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437130)

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PaperId(s): SYM-59,05

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America