08 juin 2011

Breast Plate. Vietnam. Dong Son Culture (5th - 1st century BCE)

Breast Plate. Vietnam. Dong Son Culture (5th - 1st century BCE). © Galerie Christophe Hioco bronze, 6 3/8 inches. Price: $3,600.00 This square plate shows a remarkable symmetrical and stylised pattern of the typical Dong Son’s boats. On each of these boats, feathered men, probably warriors can be found. This type of plate may have been used as a chest protection for warriors, or to indicate the social rank of the holder.  This plate was cast with the lose-wax technique and has been found with other ones in some graves from... [Lire la suite]
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