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Vietnamese Dong Son Bronze Drum Head
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Vietnam, Dong Son culture, ca. 500 BCE to 0 CE.This is a beautiful thin, round bronze drum head with a gorgeous blue-green patina -- the bluer tones in the patina are caused by it having a relatively high percentage of tin in the alloy, which was probably done to influence the sound of the instrument. The designs on the drum head are centered around a large eight-pointed star/sun shape with line and circle designs in concentric bands around it. These decorative marks are found on many kinds of Dong San bronzes, including weapons. There are also four bronze appliques that are zoomorphically shaped. Dong Son drums have been found from around the Red River delta (where they were made) all the way south to Java and New Guinea, demonstrating a huge geographical trading spread. Famous examples of these drums include the Ng?c Lu I drum, found southeast of Hanoi in 1893. The Dong Son (or Dongson, or Ðông Son) culture thrived in northern Vietnam and its burials, rich in bronze goods, demonstrate a high level of wealth relative to neighboring areas. This is a really beautiful and unique piece! Size: 13.75" W x 13.75" H (34.9 cm x 34.9 cm).

Provenance: Ex-private Southern California collection acquired in the 1990's.

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#101360
Condition
One edge has cracks/crumbling, but overall this piece is in beautiful shape, with the design elements very clear.
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Vietnamese Dong Son Bronze Drum Head

Estimate $900 - $1,200
Apr 20, 2016
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Starting Price $400
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0070: Vietnamese Dong Son Bronze Drum Head

Sold for $600
5 Bids
Est. $900 - $1,200Starting Price $400
Ancient Weapons | Asian | Ethnographic Art
Apr 20, 2016 11:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0070 Details

Description
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Vietnam, Dong Son culture, ca. 500 BCE to 0 CE.This is a beautiful thin, round bronze drum head with a gorgeous blue-green patina -- the bluer tones in the patina are caused by it having a relatively high percentage of tin in the alloy, which was probably done to influence the sound of the instrument. The designs on the drum head are centered around a large eight-pointed star/sun shape with line and circle designs in concentric bands around it. These decorative marks are found on many kinds of Dong San bronzes, including weapons. There are also four bronze appliques that are zoomorphically shaped. Dong Son drums have been found from around the Red River delta (where they were made) all the way south to Java and New Guinea, demonstrating a huge geographical trading spread. Famous examples of these drums include the Ng?c Lu I drum, found southeast of Hanoi in 1893. The Dong Son (or Dongson, or Ðông Son) culture thrived in northern Vietnam and its burials, rich in bronze goods, demonstrate a high level of wealth relative to neighboring areas. This is a really beautiful and unique piece! Size: 13.75" W x 13.75" H (34.9 cm x 34.9 cm).

Provenance: Ex-private Southern California collection acquired in the 1990's.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#101360
Condition
...
One edge has cracks/crumbling, but overall this piece is in beautiful shape, with the design elements very clear.

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