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Musee Louis Finot, Hanoi [i.e. Hà Nội]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302H

Scope and Contents

An album of statues and busts of Deities, Buddha’s and the Divine. Subjects are: Divinité féminine (1-2, 12), Harihara (3-4), Visnu (5, 8-9), Tête de Buddha (6-7), Princess divinisée identifiée à la Prajnaparamita 10-11). All measure approximately 120 x 175 mm.

Pasted into the first page of the album is a list of the photographs (in French), giving further details, including dates, of the statues.


  • 1920 - 1929

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Biographical / Historical

The Musée Louis Finot was established in the 1920s and was housed in a building which typifies the hybrid ‘Indochinese style’ of architecture and traces the history of the Vietnamese people from the earliest times to the present day using displays of cultural and ethnological significance. This museum is now known as the Vietnam History Museum.


12 item(s) (12 images)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.


This collection level description was entered by WS.

Date information

DateText: Dates are based on the establishment of the Museum in the 1920s..



Includes index.
2007-03-06 16:03:16+00:00
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