Champa glass artefacts found in central Vietnam

Never-before-found glass jewelery have been found in Central Vietnam, dating to the 9th and 10th centuries around the Champa period.

29 May 2007 (Nhan Dan and Thanh Nien News) – Never-before-found glass jewelery have been found in Central Vietnam, dating to the 9th and 10th centuries around the Champa period.

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Ancient glass items unearthed in central Vietnam

A museum in Vietnam’s central Quang Binh province announced Tuesday it has found glass jewelry made during the Cham Civilization dating back over ten centuries ago.

The General Museum said the beads, bracelets, and other items were found in Le Thuy district’s Son Thuy commune.

Read more about the rare Champa glassware.

More books about glass jewelry and the archaeology of Vietnam:
Jewelry of Southeast Asia by A. Richter

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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.

One thought on “Champa glass artefacts found in central Vietnam”

  1. Dear Dr Tan,
    I was recently in Vietnam and took the time to browse some antique shops in Hanoi and Ho Chi Min city. I purchased two glass earrings both of which, l was told, are over 1000 years old.
    One is a double headed horned animal in polished ultramarine blue glass, about 5.5 cm wide by 4.5 cm high with incised eyes and is of exquisite craftsmanship.
    The other is darker blue and bauble shaped, decorated with a pattern of small incised concentric circles and a small knob at the end. It is about 3.5 cm high by 1.6 cm wide.
    I was wondering whether I could send you photographs and whether you could provide me with any information about them.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Mark.

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