The national treasures of Vietnam

Viet Nam Net has a feature on the recently drawn-up list of the national treasures of Vietnam.

Ngoc Lu drum, Vietnam Museum of History. Vietnam Net, 20121006
Ngoc Lu drum, Vietnam Museum of History. Vietnam Net, 20121006

Unique national treasures
Vietnam Net, 06 October 2012

Ngoc Lu drum (around 2,500 years) is one of the Dong Son bronze drums of the large size (diameter 79 cm, height 63 cm). This is the most typical drum in the Vietnamese bronze drum system. It is also the typical drum of the brightest development of the Dong Son culture. The drum is a full convergence of scientific knowledge of the time as well as the artistic talent and the soul of the ancient Vietnamese. Decorations on the Ngoc Lu drum can be considered as the standard for harmony of the characteristic and art style of Dong Son bronze drums. Photo: Vietnam Museum of History

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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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