Vietnamese bronzes on tour in China

A collection of 197 bronze artefacts are on display in at the Beijing Museum in China, until the end of the month.

Vietnam Net Bridge, 03 Feb 2008

Vietnamese bronze artefacts showcased in China
Nhan Dan, 02 February 2008

Vietnamese bronze artefacts showcased in China
Vietnam Net Bridge, 03 February 2008

The exhibits include drums, jars, statues, jewellery, utensils and weapons dating back from the Dong Son culture (2000-2500 years ago) to the Nguyen dynasty (between the 19th and early 20th centuries). The collection was previously showcased at a museum in Nanning city of Guangxi province.

Related books:
The Bronze Age of Southeast Asia (Cambridge World Archaeology) by C. Higham
– Bronze Dong Son Drums by Ha Thuc Can
Dong Son Drums in Viet Nam
Vietnamese art and archaeology by O. R. T. Janse

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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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