Largest Ngoc Lu style bronze drum cast

Craftsmen have cast a replica of the Ngoc Lu bronze drum. Not exactly archaeological news, but bears some potential for future experimental archaeology.

09 November 2006 (Thanh Nien News, Vietnam Net Bridge) – Craftsmen have cast a replica of the Ngoc Lu bronze drum. Not exactly archaeological news, but bears some potential for future experimental archaeology.

Largest Ngoc Lu style bronze drum cast

The drum is 1.51m in face diameter, 1.54m in bottom diameter and 1.21m in height and it was cast in under eight months, said Hoang Van Thong, Director of the Hoang Long Antique Museum in Thanh Hoa.

The drum will be displayed at the Hoang Long Antique Museum as of November 19, on the occasion of the inauguration of the museum.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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