NGHỆ AN Experts and cultural oficials have believed that several artefacts discovered recently by a family while levelling their garden in Chau Lý Commune, Quỳ Hợp District in the central province of Nghe An could be up to 600 years old.
The unearthed artefacts include three copper pots of different sizes and one copper kettle. While the pots have no handles and are decorated with lizard figures, the kettle has its spout and handle decorated with the patterns of a dragon head and dragon tail.
After receiving the information about the discoverr on June 30, the Quỳ Hợp District authorities directed the Culture and Information Department to work with the Chau Lý authorities to verify the artefacts.
The artefacts are being temporarily preserved and managed by the Chau Lý authorities while waiting for appraisal by superior authorities.
The Quy Hợp authorities has also notified the provincial Department of Culture and Sports of the discovery.
The Nghe An Museum said that will send specialists on relics and antiquities to appraise the artefacts.
A representative of the heritage management department of the Nghe An Department of Culture and Sports said the kettle with dragon handle is believed to date from the Trần dynasty (1225–1440) and the pots, based on their designs and patterns, could be from the Le dynasty, around 500 years ago.
“These are precious artefacts of scientific and historical value associated with the development of Quỳ Hợp District,” he said.
Previously, the district also discovered precious antiques such as bronze drums or bronze Buddha statues. VNS
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