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  Dai Hanh

 

Vietnam

Statue of Dai Hanh (Đại Hành), i.e. the posthumous name for the Dai Co Viet Emperor Le Hoan (fig.). His royal status is symbolized in the Chinese character wang (王) on his headdress, which means ‘king’ or ‘ruler’ and consists of three horizontal strokes and one vertical stroke, and is a pictograph that represents heaven, earth and the liaison between the two, i.e. the emperor.