Vietnamese artefacts on auction at festival

A Dong Son drum is one of the prized artefacts up for auction this weekend at a Vietnamese antique collectors’ festival in Hanoi.

Thanh Nien News, 16 Jan 2008

Ten precious relics to be auctioned in Hanoi
Thanh Nien News, 16 January 2008

So how much would a Dong Son Drum set you back?

The precious relics to be auctioned include the Dong Son Bronze Drum, worth VND120 million (US$7,500) at starting price, and the Dong Son Tower.

Related books:
Art & Archaeology of Fu Nan by J. C. Khoo
Vietnamese Ceramics: A Separate Tradition by J. Stevensen, J. Guy and L. A. Cort
Dong Son Drums in Viet Nam

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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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